T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Saturday, January 16, 1864.

     Mud began to make its appearance yesterday evening.  It is not a welcome visitor.

     Lieut. Thompson, formerly of the Kansas First, was mustered in at Leavenworth, on Thursday, as captain of  Co. C., 16th Kansas Volunteers.

     Our city readers will doubtless confer a favor upon Col. Foster by calling early at the Postoffice for their mail matter.  Many of the "boxes" were filled to overflowing by the arrivals yesterday.

     We saw more dressed hogs brought into town in wagons yesterday than any previous day this winter.  Some of them were remarkably large and fat.

     We will publish, by order of Maj. Williams, Order No. 4, relating to matters about town.  It is timely and should be read and remembered by all concerned.

     Matt Foster has received a cargo of reading matter in the shape of Dailies, Weeklies, Monthlies, and Quarterlies.  His counter is piled full with "Pictorials," "Illustrated," "Comic" and all other sorts which make up the stock of a first class news room.  Call and get something to read.

     We are pleased to see that Captain Patrick Shannon of this city has been appointed Major of the 77th Regiment E. M. M. by His Excellency the governor.  Major Shannon is one of our oldest citizens, a prominent businessman and well qualified for the position.  He had military experience in the old country, and his appointment will give great satisfaction to his very numerous friends.  We congratulate the Major on the honor conferred upon him.

     We received yesterday the first installment of mail from the snow banks of the Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad.  Our exchanges, which have been two weeks "frozen in," have a chilly look, and the news which they contain is decidedly frostbitten.  It is a fortunate circumstance that the telegraphs are independent of snow storms and the ordinary incidents of cold weather.  We have been isolated from the world for twenty days, but are yet informed of all the important events which have transpired in that time, thanks to regular reports which friend McDill has not failed to give us.

     The following, among other cases,  have been lately tried by Court Martial in this city:  Sergeant Perry Fenlason, 11th Missouri Volunteers, was charged with murder (killing Dennis Cummins last October), was found guilty of manslaughter, and sentenced to one year's imprisonment at hard labor and forfeiture of pay .  Private Edward Booth, 5th Kansas, charged absent without leave.  Sentence, forfeiture of $13 monthly pay.  Edward Monroe, 9th Kansas, charged with robbery, assault with intent to commit robber, and "Conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military Discipline."  Sentence -- Confinement at hard labor for one year and forfeiture of pay.