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

Wednesday, May 25, 1870.

     Next Friday the Woodlawn College of Independence, will give its commencement exercises, when an entertaining programme will be offered, including several fine addresses.  The public are invited.

     The members of the Women's Christian Association, and all others willing to aid in getting up the New England Kitchen, will please send in their contributions to Long's Hall to-morrow.  Any article of food -- meats of various kinds, bread, pies, dough-nuts, cake, ginger-bread, junket, apple butter, cottage cheese, radishes, pickles, hard boiled eggs, butter, milk or scream, coffee, sugar, etc., etc., will be gladly received.  The more old fashioned the dish, the better.  A big crowd is anticipated, and we want an abundance for all, especially for those who assure us that they "are going to fast for three days in order to do justice to the occasion."

     Out of the tavern I've just stepped to-night--
     Street you are caught in a very bad plight;
     Right hand and left hand are both out of place --
     Street, you are drunk, 'tis a very clear case.

But the street was alright and it was Jack Rodgers himself who was tipsy.  He was taxed $7.60.  "Why," said he, in surprise, "you must think I'm a regular Jack of diamonds!"  But on being convinced that the above named sum was the lowest price here for a first-class bender, he cheerfully paid it and pranced gaily out of the Recorder's room.

     Two "bruisers," Tom McGuire, of New Orleans, and Bill Dougherty, of Denver, pounded each other for a while yesterday according to the rules of "the ring."  Without detailing the fight in all its brutal features, we give the result.  The fight took place just across the Gilliss bridge, over the line that separates Missouri from Kansas.  A number of the "roughs" of this city were present.  McGuire won the first blood, and Dougherty the first knock-down.  The fight lasted twenty minutes, and was won by McGuire in nine rounds.  Henry Smith acted as referee -- California Joe as  umpire, and Higgins as timekeeper.

     At Frank's Hall last evening the play of "Madelaine" was produced, with Kate Denin in the title role, who fully sustained her reputation as an accomplished artist.  Mr. Wilson as "Renny," showed a good appreciation of the character, and delineated it with ability.  In the farce Mr. Mills, as Dan O'Calloran, and Miss Annie Ward, as Judy O'Trot, received repeated applause.

     On our way to tea last night we were amazed.  What was it all about?  We'll tell you: It was a liberal donation of most luscious strawberries from the generous hands of Hazlep & White, whose names deserve to go down to posterity as benefactors of their race.  They are wholesale dealers in tropical fruits, and are located on the public square, opposite the Court House.  They are daily receiving large quantities of oranges and lemons direct form New York, and deal in all kinds of berries in their season.  If you want anything in the line of fruits, nuts, confectionery, or the popular Fleming ale, go and see H. & W.