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

January 15, 1870.

     The "beautiful snow" put in an appearance yesterday.

     Fritz Hollingheusen opens his new beer saloon, opposite the Journal, this morning, with a big lunch.  All his friends, and their friends, are invited to attend.

     The Leavenworth Commercial is informed that the newspaper veteran of that place, Col. J. C. Vaughan, has suddenly become one of their wealthiest citizens, by the recent death of an uncle, who had bequeathed to him all his property.

     Yesterday morning as two negro boys were going to a spring in McGee's Addition, near the new block of frame dwelling houses, they observed some fresh dirt piled up on the path.  Thinking that something had been put in the ground, they scooped off a little of the earth and discovered a small box, which had the appearance of being recently placed there.  Upon opening it, a newborn infant was found, wrapped in some rags.  The Coroner summoned a jury, and after hearing the evidence, their verdict was that the child had come to death from some cause unknown to them.

     Messrs. Bell & Co. have just established a Medical Laboratory at 1728 Grand avenue, McGee's Addition, and are now in full working order.  The medicines manufactured by this establishment are throat and lung syrup, vegetable ointment, fever and ague cure, buchurial syrup, and vegetable tonic and blood purifier.  They also make a fine quality of writing fluid.

     There congregated yesterday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, at the Christian Church on Main street, a party of ladies and gentlemen, about a hundred in number.  They came to witness the marriage of Mr. J. H. Carter and Miss L. Hayden.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Haley, and was singularly impressive and beautiful.  Mr. Carter has been for some time connected with this office.

     Fashionables now dye their poodles.  It would be better were the poodles to die.

     Col. C. D. Dickinson, formerly foreman of the JOURNAL job rooms, is now in the light business.  He is agent for "Hamilton's Nonexplosive Fluid" and  "Ward's Improved Selfgenerating Gas Burner."  During the past week we have tried both of them, and are well pleased with the beautiful and powerful light they furnish.  Hamilton's fluid burns without smoking the chimney, or giving any offensive odor, and furnishes a much brighter light than that produced by coal oil.  It burns the same as kerosene as to time and quantity, and has the advantage of being much cheaper.  It can be made in large quantities at a cost of only twenty cents per gallon.  Ward's gas burner is decidedly a good thing, and its cheapness is its best recommendation.  It furnishes a bright, strong light, equal to gas, at a cost of only half a cent an hour.  It would pay parties desiring "more light," to cal at Messrs. Harrison & Ford's, and take a look at this new invention.   The Colonel has also the agency and the power to sell rights for this brilliant improvement.

     Mr. Koeber, the agent here for the Elliptic sewing machine, has received information from Germany that he is heir to $350,000.