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

March 4, 1870.

     Disagreeable weather yesterday.

     The Irish people intend to celebrate the 17th inst., St. Patrick's Day, in a splendid manner.  Frank's Hall has been engaged.

     Next Monday a daily lightning express train will leave Kansas City on the Mo. Pacific road, at 9:40 p. m,, and will go through to St. Louis in nine hours.

     Horse thieves are around, and two cases were reported yesterday.,  John Blackhoof, an Indian, lost one, and T. J. Owens, who lives at Garnett, Kansas, lost a fine span.  He offers $150 reward for their recovery.

     Major Shannon intends to build an addition to his fine building on the corner of Third and Main streets, which will then extend 100 feet on Third street.  His increasing business makes the enlargement necessary.  Work will be commenced at once.

     Owing to the heavy storm of yesterday, the wires are down, and telegraphic communication with the East destroyed.  This will account for the lack of telegraphic news in to-day's Journal. 

     We have had the pleasure of meeting G. W. Householder, Esq., one of the proprietors of the evening Bulletin, who has just returned from the mountains and silver mining districts of Colorado.  He brings with him twenty or thirty samples of silver ore, which we have had the pleasure of examining.  He also has a diagram, taken by himself, upon the grounds of the different "lodes" and tunnels.  These specimens are really fine, and we would advise those who take an interest in such matters, to go and see them.  They can be seen at any time at the office of the Evening Bulletin.

     We are called upon again to chronicle yet another accident from the careless handling of a dangerous fluid.  This morning, about 6 o'clock, Mary Pettigrew, a servant girl, about twenty years of age, at the residence of Mr. Jas. Hill, on Wyandotte street, in starting a fire, poured upon the feeble blaze coal oil for the purpose of hastening its burning.  The flames communicated with the fluid in the can, and an explosion followed.  The result of which was the young lady's dress caught fire, and before the flames were extinguished through the exertions of a man who happened to be near, she was badly and seriously burned about the shoulders, hands and legs.  A physician was summoned to attend her within a few moments, and he feels that she is now out of danger, although her wounds are quite severe, and it will take care, patience and time for her to recover.  Parties cannot be too careful in handling coal oil.  The number of accidents occurring in various sections of this country are numerous.  A little care and attention will always prevent an accident.