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

Sunday, May 8, 1870.

     Mr. Frank is doing a good thing.  He is putting two windows on the north side of Frank's Hall.  It has been insufficiently ventilated heretofore, but this happy announcement will make the Hall much more comfortable during the coming late nights.

     Blind Tom's concert on Tuesday night filled the Court House in Independence to its utmost capacity.  In order to secure good seats everybody went before anybody else did; the consequence was two or three hundred people in waiting at the door before it was opened.  Much apprehension was expressed for the security of the floor, which, notwithstanding recent precedent, failed to break.  the entertainment was highly satisfactory, and the audience went away strengthened in the conviction that man (especially Tom) is most fearfully and wonderfully made.

     Next Wednesday will be offered to our citizens as well as the stranger that is within our gates, a rare opportunity to get one or more residence lots at low figures.  Seventy lots will be sold without reserve, in Munford & Fancher's Addition at public auction.  No shenanigan!  The sale will be fair and square, and the lots will be sold whatever may be the prices offered.

     Mr. Cobb, of Westport, preaches this afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the Masonic Hall, in McGee's Addition.

     Lawrence fells sulky and sullen because its champion club, the Kaw Valley boys, was defeated by an Ottawa club.  The Forest City lads will make the Kaws feel worse yet on next Wednesday.

     A match game of billiards took place last night at Frank's Hall, and was not so largely attended as might have been expected.  The game was played by Mr. Harrison, ex-champion of the State, and Mr. Liverman, of Wisconsin, and was for the sum of $100. or at least was so reported.  The score stood, at the conclusion of the game, Harrison, 1001, Liverman, 806; Harrison winning the game in 45 play, by 195 points, and was declared the victor.