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

Friday, April 1, 1870.

      Plenty of mud about town.  Overshoes are in good demand.

    Not one single case before the Recorder yesterday.  The officials connected with the institution are looking blank -- so are their pockets for want of fees.

     The negroes of this city manifest much interest in the city election and seem to fully appreciate their newly acquired importance and responsibility.

     Remember the Republican rally in the Second Ward to-night.

     Persons who desire anything in the hardware or cutlery line, should call on J E. Forbes & Co., 804 Main street.  Their stock is large and complete, and their goods are marked down to living prices.  It will pay you to call on them.

     Resigned. -- Mr. S. W. Itsell has resigned his office as storekeeper and supply agent of the Mo. R., Ft. S. & G. R. R., and gone to Detroit, Mich., to accept a prominent position in the new dry goods house of C. H. Lock.  Mr. Itsell, during his residence in this city, won many friends among railroad officials and others, by his faithful and competent service4s to the railroad Company.

     W. Carlos Martyn, author of "The Life of Milton," "The Dutch Church," "The History of the Hugenots," will lecture this evening at the Congregational Church, at o'clock.  Subject, "Martin Luther."  Mr. Martyn is an able lecturer and a very interesting lecture may be expected.  Admission, 25 cents.