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

Tuesday, June 7, 1870.

     Yesterday was cool and pleasant.  A large amount of merchandise was landed on the Levee, and warehousemen and the transfers had all the business they could attend to.

     The Mountaineer arrived Sunday night.  She discharged flour, 50 dozen pails, and a lot of household goods belonging to immigrants.  She departed for St. Louis at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. The Columbian passed down Sunday evening, heavily laden with produce for St. Louis.  The Henry S. Turner reached here yesterday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, with a heavy freight, a good many passengers and a large lot of plunder belonging to immigrants.  Due to-day is the Post Boy, from St. Louis, and the Mary McDonald, from Omaha.  The river is running low.

     Broadway is to be lighted with gas.  Workmen are now engaged in laying the pipes down on that street.

     Mr. A. P. Simmons, who has been the City Editor of the Times, has left for Baxter Springs, where he is to become one of the proprietors of a paper to be established there.

     The Japanese troupe arrived in town yesterday, and have taken rooms at the St. Nicholas.  Upon invitation from their manager, Mr. Regenberger, we too occasion to visit them.  We found most of them seated upon a matted floor, and variously engaged.   Some were reading in their native tongue, one was mending his tops preparatory to the evening's entertainment, two or three were fixing bamboo hoops, probably for the same purpose, one was smoking from a heavy brass pipe, with a bowl that will hold half a thimble full, one was taking his ease at full length, with his head resting upon a small wooden box, which serves for a Japanese pillow; while little "All-Right," a four year old chap, having nothing else to do, doubled himself into a pretty good-sized frog, and walked about the room on his hands.  Their olive complexion, and peculiar features, as well as their Japanese dress, attracted notice by the contrast with the people one ordinarily meets in the city.  The dress of both men and women consists of a long gown, not dissimilar to the ancient toga of the Romans.  They encase their feet in socks -- white or black -- which have a separate "thumb" to them, like a mitten, for the special accommodation of the great toe.  We learn from their manager that they easily accustom themselves to our style of food and methods of dining, which greatly differ from their own.  They are styled the "Royal" Japanese Troupe, from the fact that the were attached to Prince Sutzuman's household.  Whether the Prince is himself interested in their revenues we were not informed.
     A large audience assembled at Frank's Hall to witness their acrobatic and juggling feats, which were greeted with wondering applause.  The posturing and balance of little "All Right," the bamboo performances of a lad some nine years old, the top spinning on the edge of a sword, and up and down a taut string, the extreme strength of the jaw of the old man who is blind, the juggling tricks, -- indeed everything was almost as perfect as it was unique.  They will remain three days longer, giving a matinee on Wednesday.