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

February 26, 1870.

     The rain, though anxiously looked for, cometh not.

     The river is almost free from ice.

     Kansas City has four breweries, a distillery and a vinegar factory.

     The old grave yard is to be fenced in.  It ought to have been done a long time ago.

     The late Dr. Frost was the first physician that ever practiced in this city.

     "Wicked Jennie" has been removed to the county jail at Independence.

     We are to have music in the public schools.  It has been said, "Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast," and we hope that Prof. Whiting will succeed in "soothing" or taming some of the young savages that attend our schools.  They need it badly.

     We are glad to see that Joseph Milner, the popular owner of the omnibus line, has so far recovered from his accident as to be able to appear on the streets.  Joe has been sadly missed, and the boys are all glad to see him out once more.

     We are heartily glad to be able to announce that the Rev. Father Donnelly has recovered from the effect of his late accident, and is once more around, laboring among his flock.  Father Donnelly is the oldest Christian pastor in the city, and is universally beloved both for his learning and benevolence.

     The News says the local editor of The Journal wants to deliver a temperance lecture.  The local of our contemporary is a walking argument in favor of temperance, and a beacon to warn men against the effects of inteperance as visible in his case.

     We were yesterday evening the witness of a piece of brutality on the part of a fellow who hangs around a den of infamy, near the Levee.  It appears that a man made some remark that the 'tender' feelings of the 'ladies' connected with the establishment could not break, and the bully considered it his duty to revenge their wounded honor, which he did by knocking the man down and kicking him unmercifully.  The police should attend to this fellow's case.