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

Thursday, June 9, 1870.

     The weather was cool and pleasant.  There was much activity on the levee.

     The Kate Kinney, "O" line, was the only arrival yesterday.  She discharged goods and left for Omaha at 11 o'clock, a. m.  Boats due to-day are the W. J. Lewis from St. Louis, and the Glasgow from Omaha.  The river is stationary.

     We are informed by the city physician, Dr. Dickerson, that there are now only four or five patients in the City Hospital.

     The unhappy woman at the "Oriental" fruit stand at the Junction, again essayed to take her life yesterday by taking poison; but her efforts were frustrated by the prompt giving of proper medicines.

     The bill making Kansas City a port of delivery, passed the House of Representatives Tuesday.

Dr. G. M. Lawrence, who claims to be the champion "King of Pain," is in town.  His dashing rig of four horses and a fine carriage, attracted the attention of the populace yesterday.

     Long & Hoffmeister's elegant and superbly furnished ice cream hall is receiving a liberal and deserved patronage.  Strawberries smothered in ice cream isn't really so bad to take.  As the weather gets warmer, Long & Hoffmeister will offer visitors to their fine hall some new delicacies, including chocolate cream, Roman punch, etc.  Kansas City may well be proud of this popular resort.  No hall so richly furnished can be found in the West, and it has few superiors in the country.

     An accident happened yesterday afternoon to Mr. O. T. Williams, the well-known proprietor of the fruit and confectionery store adjoining the St. Nicholas Hotel.  He was unlucky enough to fall from the platform of the second story, in the rear of his store, to the cistern platform beneath, a distance of some fifteen feet.  He had the presence of mind to put out his arms to break the fall, and by that means prevented, perhaps, his neck from being broken, or his head badly injured.  He was hurt somewhat on his face and hip, and his wrist was fractured.