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

February 5, 1870.

     Business is still brisk.  The city is growing fast.  Building and grading are being rapidly prosecuted.

     A row in a house of ill-fame last night, resulted in a man's arm being broken.

     Small pox is raging in St. Joe.

     Kansas City omnibuses carried nearly ninety-thousand passengers last year.

     Thirty-two passenger trains arrive at and leave this city every day.

     The members of the Kansas City Bar are requested to meet at the Court House, in this city, this afternoon at 2 o'clock, on important business.

     Hardly a day passes without one or more persons seeking employment finding their way into our city from the surrounding country, and are obliged to find lodging upon the benches at Police Headquarters.  It is very distressing to see so much suffering among the laboring classes.

     Married by Henry A. White, Esq., at the residence of J. R. Howe, Esq., February 3, 1870, Dan Higgins, Jr., to Mrs. Lovice Argo, all of this city.  We are under obligations to the newly-married couple for accompanying cake, and wish them the fullest measure of felicity.

     We are glad to note the return home of B. A. Feineman, Esq., one of our most enterprising merchants.  Mr. F. has been absent on a wedding tour and has now come back among us, bringing  with him his fair young bride.  Mr. F. has furnished a fine mansion on the corner of Cumberland avenue and Locust street, and intends to reside permanently in this city.  We sincerely congratulate the happy pair, and hope that as they glide down life's vale, their path may be strewn with very many of the roses and pleasures of life, and but few of its troubles and cares.

     Miss E. Smith, of Kewanee, Illinois, will deliver a free lecture on the subject of Temperance,, at the Grand Avenue M. E. Church, this evening at 7 o'clock.  The enemies as well as the friends of the cause are respectfully invited.  Evening papers please copy.