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

Thursday, July 7, 1870.

      The weather still keeps delightfully cool -- a most agreeable change from the blistering heat of the past fortnight.  The late rains have performed good service4 in making more clean and wholesome the streets and alleys of the town.

     At a 4th of July gathering of young men in the city, jokes "flew thick and fast," but most of them flew so high one couldn't see them.

     A horse owned by Mrs. Troost was stolen last Monday night from the stable in which it was kept on the corner of Forth and High streets.

     Our friend Capt. D. H. Porter, of the Bulletin, is the proud father of a bouncing baby:
          A happy man should Porter be,
          Yes, if he ain't, he "orter" be.

     There is a hose on Cherry street, a very small ho use, that sits very high, and the proprietor is afraid the wind will blow it over.  He wants to lower it and has been consulting his neighbors about how he shall lower it.  Why don't he roll it down the hill;  that will lower it considerably.

     At Frank's Hall, on the afternoon and evening of to-morrow and Saturday, there will be exhibited one of nature's wonders, "the wonderful two-headed girl."  The Boston Herald thus speaks of this remarkable creature: 
     "One of the greatest novelties of the age is the two-headed girl at Tremont Temple.  This is no humbug, but is all that it pretends to be.  This creature has two heads and breasts, four arms and legs.  This curiosity is spoken of as one person, and in one sense it is.  the bodies unite at the lower part of the spine and become one organization; yet the head, breasts, arms, &c., are those of two persons, and there are two distinct and separate mental organizations, each independent of the other.  The party or parties is or are intelligent, and sing in concert or separately, and altogether constitute one of the most remarkable and interesting curiosities that ever visited this city."

     Yesterday morning Mr. E. Marooney discovered the body of a man floating down the river, opposite the pork-packing house of Mr. Patterson, in West Kansas City. The body was recovered and brought to shore, and coroner Adams notified of the fact.  He summoned a jury without delay and proceeded to the river bank to examine the corpse thus taken from the turbid river.
     The hair had nearly all disappeared from the head of the unfortunate unknown -- probably caused by the action of the water, and it was though the body had been in the river some four or five weeks.  He had on a gray shirt, a pair of blue cavalry pantaloons, a leather strap about the waist, and on the feet a pair of new boots.  It was supposed that he was one of the four men drowned by the bridge accident at Leavenworth, some weeks since.  A verdict was rendered in accordance with the above.  the coroner directed taht the corpse should be buried yesterday afternoon.