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

Thursday, June 2, 1870.

     Yesterday was very warm; business on the levee was dull.  The boats due yesterday had not arrived late last night.  The river is again in decline.

     A burglar entered the rear of Long & Hoffmeister's confectionery, on Monday night, blew out the gas, and robbed the drawer of $15 or $20.

     The new Union Deopt, near the bridge, is progressing to completion slowly, but surely.

     Mr. Caldwell, County School Superintendent, has recently been engaged in visiting the public schools of this city for the purpose of ascertaining their efficiency and progress.  He visited the First Ward School yesterday.

     The pile of stones in front of police headquarters -- the breaking of which has engaged the attention of hundreds of different culprits during the last few months -- is being removed to Main street, south of Ottawa, for macadamizing purposes.

     Yesterday the new uniforms for the city police were received.  Officer Adams was the first to don the regulation dress, and it attracted considerable attention and favor.  The suit is of a dark blue color, made of the Washington Mill flannel.  The coat is sack fashion, the vest single breasted,, buttoning nearly to the throat.   The buttons on coat and vest are of white metal, and within a wreath is the letter "P" -- being the exact style of the button worn on the Metropolitan police uniform.  Each member of the police was measured some days since for his uniform, and the order sent to a prominent Baltimore establishment.  As stated, the suits arrived yesterday and cost $16 each.  C. S. Haley & Co., of this city, are manufacturing the uniform caps which will be ready in a day or two.  The suit is quite tasty and serviceable.  The advantages of uniformizing the police are too obvious to require mention.

     It is getting to be a nuisance, intolerable and not to be borne, the daily practice of young men and boys bathing in the pond near Independence avenue, in the eastern part of the city.  Yesterday an emphatic protest was made to the City Marshal, who promised that the nuisance should be abated without delay.  Fair warning, boys.  Look out!

     Capt. J. A. Boarman, City Treasurer in 1861, has recently unearthed $327 in city warrants, which he buried during the war.  He wants them cashed by the city, as the city records for that year were destroyed.  It becomes a nice point whether or not to pay them.

     Edward Kelly assumes to-day the proprietorship of the Sherman House, east of the Missouri Pacific depot.