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

January 23, 1870.

     Rain yesterday.  Mud as a matter of course.

     Petitions are being circulated for the formation of fire companies  Sign them and redeem the credit of the city.

     To whom it may concern. -- New reports have stated that "C. E. Waldron, banker, is about to remove his business to Pleasanton."  I wish to denounce the report as false and malicious, and that my business will be carried on at Olathe, as heretofore.  Yours truly, C. E. WALDRON.

     A fair audience was in attendance last night at Frank's Hall, to enjoy the presentation of that thrilling Irish drama, "Arrah Na Pogue."   It was played with considerable spirit and fidelity, and portions of the performance were loudly applauded.  On Monday night the "Octoroon" will be presented.

     Last evening about a quarter to eight o'clock a fire broke out in a small, dilapidated wooden building on Main street, near the levee, occupied as a carpenter shop by Everingham & Boggs.  The building was entirely consumed.  The loss will not probably be very heavy. 

     L. F. Abbott was charged with an assault upon a prostitute, who seemed to have more spite than regard for the truth, as there was no evidence against him.  He was very properly discharged.  Our magistrates should be careful in granting warrants to these abandoned creatures.  In nine cases out of ten they are only procured for personal reasons, not in the public interest.