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

Friday, July 1, 1870.

     The river is on a stand.  There was no business whatever on the levee yesterday.  The thermometer stood at 110 in the shade, at Hoover & Vaughan's.  Hot as the hinges of Hades is what is the matter in this world just now.  If this weather gets much more so, thermometers will have to be made longer at one end.

     A family of Swedish emigrants arrived at the Union depot, yesterday, in a deplorable state of ill-health and dirtiness.  They were bound for Kansas.

     A branch postoffice has been established in the Bottom, at Brook's Billiard Hall, and Mr. John Robinson has been appointed deputy postmaster to take charge of it.

     Two girls are riding daily back and forth several times, from the Junction to the Union depot, and are shocking the modest sensibilities of observers by their "carryings on."

     A woman, "drunk as a lord," and as furious as a lioness, was charging about Main street yesterday, in and out of saloons, and raising the deuce generally.  Her "jamboree" was ceded by one of hte guardians of the city's peace, who confined her within the circumference of a very limited space, under the seat of Justice.

     Frank Home disturbed the sweetness of Home, Sweet Home, yesterday, by slamming things around in that ilk.  An officer took him, and he wanted to go home, but things are moving along quite as sweetly without Francis, who now occupies the transient home made and provided for such at the expense of the city.

     Next Monday -- the ga-lorious Fourth -- the Hector Juniors, of this city, will go to Lexington to play a match game of base ball with the Senior Athletes of that place.  The game will be played for a bat, ball, and the championship of the Sixth Congressional District.  We hope the young Hectors will succeed in "scooping" their antagonists.

     Yesterday Constable Cockrill and Coroner Adams received notification that a colored man had been drowned in the Big Blue some seven miles distant from the city.  A coroner's jury was summoned and the following facts were elicited:  The name of the unfortunate man was Columbus.  His brother and mother live in this city.  Columbus was employed by Mr. J. H. Mace, and had told him Wednesday t hat he intended to swim across that stream or at least attempt it.  He did make the attempt yesterday morning, but drowned when half way across.  A verdict was rendered in accordance with the facts.