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

Wednesday, July 13, 1870.

     The river is still inclined to recede slowly, and business on the Levee is dull.  The Cornelia will be down this forenoon with scions of the Celestial Empire on board, to the number of nearly 500.  Those of our citizens who would like to observer the movements of these representatives of the Oriental world would do well to keep a look out for them all day.  The W. B. Dance came up Monday evening, and left for St. Louis last night, having discharged goods for local merchants.  The  Mountaineer left on her return trip yesterday evening about 6 o'clock.  The Silver Bow, of the "O" Line of packets, is due from above this morning.  The H. S. Turner passed up at 11 o'clock last night with much freight and many passengers.  At this point some twenty-five passengers were aboard.  Capt. Hoover informs us that the Kaw river has recently risen four feet.

     The infant son of Mr. Wm. Shephard died on the 10th inst. and was buried Monday.

     Yesterday the authorities had a number of laborers engaged in cleaning the streets.  We hope they will "lay down the shovel and the hoe" till the work is thoroughly performed.

   "Jack the Bruiser,"  who has been confined in the calaboose since Saturday last, was released yesterday from the grip of the law through the friendship of a "chum" who paid the fine of Jack, leaving that worthy "free as the winds of heving."

     In Justice Ranson's Court yesterday Geo. Ridley was fined $10 for flinging at weight at Geo. Bender and for other infractions of the peace.  The weight of testimony was evidently against him. 

     The ordinance for labeling dogs so that they can be protected by law is being acted upon by the powers that be, and when it  comes out all right the owner of a dog who has him labeled according to law can exclaim in the language of the poet:
     P'leeceman, spare that pup,
        Touch not a single hair,
     But put your pistol up
         And go away from there.

     Main street near the JOURNAL office was the scene last night of a considerable excitement brought about by a family fuss.  As we have heard somewhere "Love thy neighbor as thyself," we conclude not to say anything about it.  Besides it wouldn't be interesting anyhow, except to gossip-mongers.

     Mrs. Cheney's concert at Frank's Hall, last evening, was well received by a large crowd who greeted them with prolonged applause.  Mrs. Cheney sang superbly, as  usual, and with the usual result -- a demand for an encore; Prof. Kimmell presided at the piano with excellent skill; Mr. Youngclause was quite at home in his Irish songs; little is Ida Sies surprised us by the power of her voice, and the others who took part contributed their due share to an entertainment which was very pleasant and enjoyable