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

January 19, 1870.

     The weather is open -- to objections.  Yesterday was an "old fashioned" winter's day.  Not too cold nor too warm.

     Dullness reigns at police headquarters.

     There are 2,340 boxes in our Postoffice, and nearly all of them are occupied.

     Our efficient postmaster, Col. Frank Foster, has disposed of $12,000 worth of postage stamps in the last six months.  Read the history of Kansas City's post office here.

     This evening A. M. Griswold, better known as the "Fat Contributor," will speak his piece entitled "Injin Meal," at Frank's Hall.  Mr. Griswold is a facetious individual, and his remarks are strongly calculated to tickly the risibilities of his hearers.  By all means go and hear him.

     Horses should be well shod these slippery times.  A valuable animal fell on Main street yesterday, and was badly bruised.

     Yesterday morning as an omnibus being driven from the depot of the Missouri Valley Railroad and had commenced to crossing the bridge, the horses attached to the vehicle became frightened at a train which was movin above them on the bridge, and attempted to dash off.  They were frustrated by the driver, who grasped the reins tightly and held on until the 'bus was backed over the precipice and landed on the earth twelve feet below.  The 'bus was full of passengers, who of course were much bruised and shaken, and yet, strange to say, they all escaped without very serious injuries.  The driver suffered severe contusions, having fallen from the top of the 'bus to the ground, a distance of over twenty feet.  The horses escaped injury.

     We have thirteen policemen, and bummers innumerable.

     About half-past eleven o'clock last night, two prostitutes who live at a den of infamy on the Levee, known as Mollie O'Brien's, being enraged at a fellow sinner who had estranged the affections of the pimp of one of them, proceeded to a den of infamy on Fifth street, formerly presided over by Mattie Howard.  Here they encountered the object of their search  Of course a scuffle ensued, in the course of which one of the women was severely stabbed.  The assailants then fled.  Information was at once given to Marshal Keck, who went in search of the criminals, but, as he had not returned up to the hour when we went to press, we are  unable to give the names of either the assailants or the assailed.

     The concert of Mrs. E. Collins last night, at Turner Hall, was well attended; in fact, the hall was literally crowded, and the concert gave both pleasure and satisfaction.  The performers were all young ladies, and they acquitted themselves most creditably  The gem of the evening was "Within a Mile of Edinboro Town, sung by Miss Steen.  The "Pumpkin Family" was very funny.  We congratulate Mrs. Collins on the success of her musical soiree.

     A not very prepossessing damsel, was yesterday arraigned before Recorder Sutton,, charged with a breach of morality and the ordinances of Kansas City.  Failing to give a satisfactory reason why this was thusly, she was fined $16.00, which she paid, and departed, and it is to be hoped she will sin no more.