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

March 25, 1870.

     We are promised some sidewalks.  It is time we have them.

     The late spell of mild weather has started the building trades into activity.  Buildings are going up rapidly in all portions of the city.

     The cisterns are nearly dry.  Oh, for rain.

     Ald. J. W. Cook has been elected president of the council.

     The Council meets this morning to investigate Capt. Miserez.  Mayor F. R. Long  and the "Democracy" does not like the practical exemplification of the constitutional doctrine, "that all men are created free and equal," and in an angry manner called Capt. Miserez aside and ordered Miserez to appear before the Common Council to answer the charge of registering negroes as qualified voters.  The decision arrived at will be of considerable interest, not only in this city, but at other cities where Registrars have acted precisely as Capt. Miserez.

     Mr. Church informs us that he has leased his new Walnut street hotel to Messrs. Bagwell, Stephens & R ice, for the term of five years, at $9,000 per annum.  they expect to have it open to the public in about six weeks.

     About a quarter to ten o'clock last night, an alarm of fire was raised, caused by a fire in the rear of the Cannon House, on Fifth street, between Delaware and Wyandotte streets.  The fire originated in a bedroom where the bed clothes had in some manner or ot her caught from a kerosene lamp.  The building is owned by Dr. Schoen, and occupied by Mrs. Cannon.  The loss will probably not exceed, and is fully covered by insurance. 

     The M. E. Church, South, is to build a new church on Walnut street, near Ross.  The building is to cost a large sum, and when completed will be an ornament to our city.