T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Wednesday, February 24, 1864.

     The Reception Ball to-morrow night promises to be the finest affair of the season.

      Small Pox prevails in the Tenth Kansas, now stationed at Alton, Ill.  Lieut. Col. Burris has the disease.

     Lieut. G. B. Scidmore has opened a recruiting office opposite the Union House.

     The first meeting of the Mite Society connected with the Ladies' Sanitary Association, will be held this evening at the residence of Mr. Philip Flagler.

     The steamer Emilie will leave this morning at 9 o'clock, making a connection with the railroad at Weston.

     Mrs. Hamilton's child that was so terribly burned last Thursday, has since died.  This is the second fatal case of that kind which has occurred in our city within two weeks.

     The guard house at Fort Leavenworth was consumed by fire Sunday morning.  It is supposed  that it was set on fire by the notorious Pickles, who was chained and confined there by Col. Jennison.