T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Friday, January 15, 1864.

     Statistics show that only fifty-eight members of Kansas regiments have been received on parole from the rebel authorities.

     Our Friend, D. H. Bailey, arrived in good condition, after some fourteen days travel on the H. & S. J. R. R.  He will have to tell his own story -- how he was snowed in and snowed out.  Enough to say that his railroad experience was of a trying character.

     The cars for the Kansas City and Lawrence Railroad, which were expected to convey passengers from the former place to the latter, New Year's day, were snow bound in St. Joe, and are now being used temporarily on the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad.

     We learn from an officer just from Sedalia, who has been stationed in that neighborhood for the last three months, that about three thousand negroes have been forward east from that place since Schofield's order for the enlistment of that class of soldiers.  By the first of March two thirds of Missouri's quota will be made up of negro soldiers, if enlistments go on as rapidly as for the last month.  Every portion of the State is doing its duty in that respect, as far a we have learned.  Let them come.

     New York's Governor Seymour is out with his annual message.  It is noticeable only for having a great deal more fault to find with the government, than with the armed rebels who are trying to overthrow it.

     Speaker Colfax has issued an order forbidding the sale of liquor in the House wing of the Capitol, and his order is being strictly enforced.

     The Express train which left this city yesterday morning at daylight, met with a terrible accident when within a quarter of a mile of Stewartsville.  A broken rail threw two passenger coaches and the mail and baggage cars clear off the track, causing one of the most complete wrecks ever witnessed on the road.  There were near three hundred passengers on board, including a dozen members of the General Assembly, who have been in this city for the past few weeks.  The members were in the mail car, and were buried beneath a mountain of mail sacks.  Nearly all of them were more or less injured, as indeed, were four fifths of the passengers on the train. 
     The people of Stewartsville were soon at the scene of the disaster, and did all in their power to alleviate the suffering of the wounded.  Major McDonald, Major Josephs, and others whose names we did not learn, were especially active in  their attentions.  The services of two or three physicians, and a couple of people who were on the train, were secured as speedily as possible, and the wounded were attended to with care.  At the time of the accident, the train was running at a speed of only eight miles an hour, and no blame can be attached to the engineer or conductor, there being a slight curve in the road, and the rails full of frost, were almost as brittle as glass, and the great weight coming upon the iron snapped it in twain.