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

January 18, 1870.

     At Wright & Co.'s book store is a petition against the dismemberment of Jackson county.  It has received the signatures of hundreds of citizens.

     There were eleven cases disposed of by Judge Jenkins, at the Kansas City Criminal Court, yesterday.  None of the men were deserving of mention.

     A woman who was well known to the frequenters of a den of infamy of this city, but who left here and went to Leavenworth, committed suicide at that place on last Friday.  She appeared to be the daughter of respectable parents, and had received a fair education.  What led her to enter  upon a life of shame we know not, but after leaving her home she made an effort to return.  Her father was willing to receive her, but her mother was relentless, and she was again turned loose upon a sinful world which is ever too ready to take advantage of the fallen.  What feelings of agony, remorse and shame agitated her ad drove her to the final act we know not, but the termination was death by her own act, and her spirit winged its way to the throne of her Creator, who will judge her in mercy and truth.

   WANTED-- By a single gentleman, connected with the editorial department of this paper, a furnished room, with or without board.  A private family preferred.  Address, stating terms, "Local," this office.

     Dangerous counterfeit fifty cent currency  notes of the new Lincoln vignette issue have just been put in circulation . The backs are very good, but the face of the note looks rather dark and blurred.

     It is rather lucky for the clerk of the weather that his office is so far removed from the haunts of men as to not be very accessible to angry mortals. Sunday morning a thaw set in and the streets of the city became muddy.  We can't find an adjective strong enough to express the muddiness which was everywhere apparent.  Towards evening it began to freeze and at five o'clock yesterday morning the mercury stood four degrees below zero with every prospect for a permanent frost.

     Died on Monday, the 17th, at 4 1/2 p. m., Theodora, only daughter of John R. Balls, aged 5 years, 8 months and 25 days.  The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend the funeral, at his residence, on Pennsylvania avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. 
     "Weary of earth
     Though short was her stay,
     Kind angels carried
     My darling away."