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

March 23, 1870.

     Navigation has re-opened.  The steamer Mountaineer, of the Star Line, Captain Crapster in command, and Monroe Cunningham in the office, arrived from St. Louis at 2 p. m. yesterday, after a long and tedious  trip.  She left St. Louis on the 13th inst.  Was compelled to lay by for three days on account of storms.   Capt. Crapster reports only three and a half feet of water in the channel, and hard to find.  The river yesterday was rising, and navigation on the "Big Muddy" may be considered as virtually open.

     Now is the time to clean out your cisterns.

     Galloway's hop last night was a usual a pleasant affair.

     A new court house is much needed.  The present tumble down shanty is a disgrace to our city.

     Only two "drunks" before the Recorder yesterday.

     James A. Hutchinson, indicted for the murder of Col. Wilder, has been released on bond of $10,000.  M. J. Payne, J. J. Chiles, Wm. Botts, C. H. Vincent and J. G. Thompson are his sureties.

     An evening contemporary tells a "whopper" about Faivre, the root beer man.  We expect he did it to curry favor with that individual, more likely it's a puff.  That sheet is "heavy" on the latter article.

     It is proposed to pave Walnut street with the Nicholson wooden pavement.  We hope the proposition will prevail.

     West Kansas City is justly dissatisfied with the new Charter.  It ought to be an independence Ward.  It is wrong to compel laboring men to walk up town to register and vote.

     William Molyneux and Tim Shan are probably aware by this time that the law is a double edged weapon, and is very apt to wound those that handle it.  Both were arrested for using abusive language and both were complainant and defendant in either case.  The result was that both were fined $9.75.  Served both right.