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

Tuesday, April 5, 1870.

     To-day occurs one of the most important municipal elections that our city has ever witnessed.  The canvass has been hot and excited.; let us hope that the election will be quiet and peaceable.

     Republicans, go early to the polls, and do your duty.  Radicals, go early to the polls.  Vote for a better city government than we now have.  Do you want Milt McGee, and a misgoverned Democratic Council?  Go and vote.

     The candidates are vigorously practicing the hand-shaking process.  We saw a candidate yesterday whose right shoulder was jerked two inches below a level with his left.

     LOST. -- A small black and tan dog.  Answers to the name of Billy.  Had a pink ribbon around his neck.  The finder will be liberally rewarded by returning him to Willson & Lee, 514 Main street.

     Fifty cases of Oysters at Drury & Sherry's, 111 Fourth street.

     MARRIED. -- At the Continental Hotel, Philadelphia, Pa., March 23, 1870, in the presence of Daniel M. Fox, Mayor of the city and a few friends, David Hood, of Kansas City, Mo., to Anna M. Whitson, of Chester County, Pa.  Mr. Hood is an old citizen of this city; he was formerly one of the proprietors of the Sheridan House, and by his gentlemanly deportment made many friends, who wish him happiness and prosperity in his new relation.

     Merchants and business men should remember that the time has arrived for making their monthly returns of sales to the Assistant U. S. Assessor.

     MARSHAL KECK. -- For two years this gentleman has preserved the peace of this city, and his name is a terror to evil-doers.  He is now a candidate for re-election  to an office that everyone confesses that he has filled satisfactorily.  He has been a polite, faithful and efficient officer, and ought to be preferred to an unknown and untried man.  True, he has suffered calumny, but who has not.  We shall not attempt to refute these slanders.  They refute themselves.  However, we gladly make room for the following from the Evening News:
     "The organ of the  Democracy seems to have made up its 'capacious mind' that the success of the straight Democratic ticket is contingent upon the ruin of Marshal Keck's personal and official character.  In order to effect this consummation, the filthiest element that was ever introduced into politics has been dragged into the present canvass, and the public press has been made the vehicle of the correspondence of public prostitutes.  The papers of the past three days have teemed with the contradictory statements of degraded women, who gladly avail themselves of the excitement incident upon a political contest to advertise their own infamy.  What care they, who have already sold themselves body and soul to the devil of lust, whether their statements be false or true so that their names come before the people and their accursed traffic increases thereby.  The unfortunate women who have been made the willing tools of political trickery, however, are far less to blame than the men, if they indeed deserve the name, who have instituted the foul system of espionage, and it is with sincere regret that we observe our neighbor of the Times dragged into such a moral cesspool by party devotion and the influence of unscrupulous men."
     Citizens of Kansas City, show by our action that you condemn the miserable action of the Democratic organ.  Go to the polls and stamp it with the seal of your disapprobation.