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

Wednesday, August 3, 1870.

     The river is about stationary, and there is four feet of water on Baltimore Bar, which is the worst one in the lower river.  The ware houses along the river are reported to be full of grain awaiting transportation.  The Post Boy came up yesterday morning, and departed for St. Louis at noon.  The Cornelia passed down in the evening, loaded with grain. The Kate Kinney, of the "O" Line, will be up at 10 o'clock this morning, for Omaha.  She is a first-class packet, and passengers will find her accommodations good and her officers obliging.

     There was a nice little rain yesterday morning before daylight, but yesterday was nevertheless one of the hottest days of the season.

     The Dixie Minstrels who came without advertising in the papers opened Monday night, and taking only seven dollars at the door they didn't give an exhibition but left on the early train yesterday morning for some locality where their economy might be more fully appreciated.

     Sallie Jones, a white woman, was arrested yesterday, charged with stealing some articles of wearing apparel from Mrs. Brown, a colored woman.

     John Guise and Wm. Burnett had a fight in the Bottom Monday evening which originated in a quarrel concerning a boundary line. The  case will be ventilated before Justice White this morning.

     Suicide. -- Yesterday morning a lady uptown died her dog, a beautiful little animal, to a bed post near a window, in order to keep him from the marauding boys, who for the sake of making ten cents are carrying this thing to such an extent that they are getting to be a fearful nuisance.  The dog, however, jumped through the window and the string by which he was tied being a strong one, he was strangled to death.  Whether this was a case of suicide committed on part of the subject when he was laboring under a "temporary aberration of mind," or the result of a lack of foresight, we leave to be judged by the public.