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

Thursday, August 4, 1870.

     The weather yesterday was many degrees cooler than it has been for several seeks.  It is to be hoped that the heated term has adjourned.

     Three mad dogs were killed in this city yesterday.

     The trial of that long deferred and almost played out rape case comes off today at Justice Ranson's.
     As times are dull, a well known bartender in this city is amusing himself by freezing flies in ice and then bringing them to in the sun.

     No street ever had a better bed to it than Main street at the Junction had yesterday.  Mattresses were piled deep on it by upsetting a furniture wagon.

     A woman named Kate Hays was arrested last night by officer Callahan at the Globe Saloon, charged with using offensive language toward Harry Smith, the proprietor.  She was taken to the calaboose but was shortly thereafter released by some friends who bailed her out.

     It is quite common for men to go around hunting wives before they have ever had one.  But yesterday a man in this city  hunting his wife, whom he though  he had secured by the strong bonds of wedlock several years ago. He didn't find her and went back to his home in St. Louis despondent.

     We were pained to learn yesterday of the sudden death in this city of Mrs. Pepper, wife of Enoch Pepper, Esq., a prominent young member of this bar.  Mrs. Pepper was a most excellent lady and a large circle of warm friends will mourn, with no common feeling of sorrow, her early and sudden death.  Though she had been afflicted for several days with flux, the disease was apparently so light in its form that she was not considered seriously ill.  Indeed yesterday morning she was apparently in a very good state of general health, but toward the middle of the day she became very ill and died in the afternoon.  The body will be taken to Palmyra this morning on the 9:30 train for interment.