T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Wednesday, January 13, 1864.

     Over 30,000 letters were mailed at the postoffice in this city for the quarter ending December 31.

     The receipts of the Patent office for the past year have been $45,000 above the expenses.

     It is affirmed that Gen. Meade's last campaign failed because of the drunkenness of Gen. French.

     Horses and cattle have frozen in Osage county.  Poultry of all kinds have frozen to death on the roosts.  Fuel is scarce there and there has been much suffering among the people in that county .

     By orders from the war department the Twenty-fifth Missouri Volunteer Infantry ha been consolidated with the Engineer Regiment of the West.  Missouri volunteers and the new organization is called the First Regiment Engineers Missouri Volunteers.

     We are indebted to the persistent efforts of Col. Foster for the eastern mail received yesterday.  He has finally succeeded in having the mail sent by the P. R. R. and it came through in good time.  We received yesterday St. Louis papers of the 9th, and New York papers of the 5th.  No mail has yet reached us by the H. & St. Joe route.

     The mild weather is a summons to everyone to come out onto the streets.  All day yesterday our sidewalks were crowded with pedestrians.  Ladies were out shopping in full force.  A large delegation from the country was disposing of apples, poultry, loads of corn, wood, hay, &c.

     A very pleasant "raid" occurred in our city Monday evening. The friends of Rev. Mr. Harlow came over in force from Wyandot and took unceremonious possession of his residence.  An hour was spent in the most joyous and satisfactory manner, when the guests left, leaving behind them evidence of their esteem in a tangible shape.  Such a "raid" upon Kansas will merit a similar return, and we trust we shall in the future have the privilege of recording like evidences of social intercourse between the people of the two cities frequently.

     All kinds of Clocks, Watches and Jewelry, skillfully crafted by  R. HOLMAN, Post Office Building.