Yesterday evening, as J. H. McGee was returning from Westport, he was accosted by two mounted citizens, who threatened his life unless he gave over his valuables. At the opportune moment a squad of cavalry appeared when the ruffians betook themselves off. Mr. McGee is censurable for not informing the military gentlemen of the character of his assailants.
At a regular meeting of the Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening, the following resolution, offered by Major Shannon, was unanimously passed, and ordered to be published in the Daily Journal of Commerce: Be it resolved by the Chamber of Commerce: That a vote of thanks be tendered to Col. K. Coates for the very and efficient services rendered by him to Jackson county, and, particularly to Kansas City, as delegate to Washington City in connection with the contemplated military draft in this district.
A bill has passed the Legislature and is now a law, repealing an act of 1855, by which a Railroad Company transporting a slave, became liable to its owner in twice the value of the chattel, even though the slave was returned to his master, safe and sound within ten minutes after such transportation.
Col. Parr, of Wyandot, is building for Cranson & Morgan, one of the finest little boats ever put into the Missouri river. Her dimensions are 16 feet beam, 103 keel, 2 1/2 hold. She is to run between Kansas City and Weston and to be named after the builder, Col. J. R. Parr. Capt. Keeler, formerly of Shawnee, has become connected with Col. Parr "in the boat building business," and they are ready to build boats of any size or dimensions required by the Missouri river trade.