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

Thursday, June 30, 1870.

     The river is still rising slowly.  Business on the levee is quiet and the weather inordinately hot.  The Mary McDonald from St. Louis for Omaha passed up about noon yesterday.  The W. J. Lewis arrived in the morning and returned immediately after unloading.  She brought up a fair freight.

     We join the News in its urgent request that authorities put a good pump over the well near the Court House.  There attach a big dipper and let's all take a drink whenever we want to.

     John L. Keck, ex-City Marshal, who is now running the famous "Delmonico" saloon on Main street, between 3rd and 4th streets, has been chosen to take charge of the refreshment  stand at the Driving Park, and will dish things up in style, as only the best liquors and cigars will be kept.  Don't forget to give the ex-Marshal a call.

     A drunken man who was asleep on the  levee yesterday struck officer Green in the face for waking him up.  The officer landed him in the calaboose, without jolting him over the head with his mace, however, as many another less merciful man would have done.

     The North Missouri Railroad has recently made a change in its time table, and that popular and well managed road now makes connections at St. Louis with all trains on eastern lines.  Leaving Kansas City at 1:55 in the morning, the train reaches St. Louis at 3:45 in the afternoon, one hour earlier than heretofore, affording opportunity for passengers to leave on the evening trains.  This change will greatly accommodate the traveling public, and is another evidence of  the disposition on the part of that Company to favor to its utmost extent the wishes of its patrons.