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

February 2, 1870.

     Yesterday morning about ten o'clock, a team of mules attached to a wagon belonging to Mr. Everhart, was standing on the public square, where they attempted to get up a runaway.  They galloped up Main street, but they were stopped in front of the Union Hotel by Officer Brennan, who happened to be on the spot.  A little excitement was created, but no damage was done.

     Soon after the runaway recorded above another occurred, this time the equine performer was a scraggy little pony attached to a wagon, owned by a sausage dealer, who resides in McGee's addition.  The aforesaid pony tore up Main street at a lively pace, and the dilapidated wagon after enduring the jolts for a block or so was capsized by a collision, and the sausages were scattered around quite promiscuously.  Any one nearing the corner of Main and Sixth streets at the time would have thought that the contents of a whole sausage factory had been emptied into the street.  The horse and the remnants of the wagon were secured before further mischief was done.

     We have received the February number of the "Land Owner" of Chicago, containing an elegant colored cartoon of Messrs. Munford & Fancher's map of Kansas City and its railroad connections  It is gotten up admirably, and presents a handsome appearance.  It also contains a sketch of the city which presents in a succinct manner the various attractions and advantages of our city to capital and emigration, and also a summary of business items,, &c., and mentions of our  manufactures, schools, churches, newspapers, banks, hotels,, city officers, &c., &c.  Messrs. Munford & Fancher are due credit for originating and procuring this advertisement of our city, which fact will doubtless be duly appreciated by our citizens.  Copies of the "Land Owner" containing the Cartoon and Sketch can be had at their office.

     Last evening there was a very pleasant surprise party at Rev. Mr. Bushong's residence.  Quite a large number of persons met at the home of Miss Sallie Holden, and then proceeded in a body to the pastorage, where upon their arrival, a gala time ensued.  All the dainties of the season were provided in elegance, which were enjoyed to the fullest extent.

     Most persons live principally by eating, and all enjoy a good living better than a poor one.  In view of this fact, and to supply the wants of the hungry, Messrs. Lea and Pettijohn have opened a restaurant under Watkins' Bank,  corner of Main and Second streets, where they will serve up to the needy in first-class style, all the good things our market affords.  They are courteous and accommodating gentlemen and know exactly how to "keep hotel," and we feel assured that those who visit them once, will not fail to do so again.