T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Thursday, February 4, 1864.

     General Rosecrans is 44 years old.

     The river is still filled with floating ice.

    Dr. H. Buckmaster has been appointed Medical Inspector for the Department of Kansas.

     The dead hogs which accumulated at St. Joseph during the cold spell are being converted into lard, at the rate of eight hundred per day.

     Why is it that we cannot have a paper mail regularly from St. Louis?  To be deprived of our papers day after day when the letter mail comes through, is very provoking.

     Gen. Curtis started from Leavenworth to Fort Scott, a few days since, on a tour of observation, to learn the wants of that part of his Department.

     A fatal epidemic has made its appearance  at Fort Scott.  Two deaths occurred, the persons dying within twenty-four hours after being taken ill.  The nature of the disease is not known, but on physician calls it spotted fever.

     Almost every exchange we read has a "mad dog" item.  The canines seem to be on the "rampage" over the entire country.  Horrible cases of death from hydrophobia are reported in this State, Ohio and Kansas.  Kill the dogs.

     John C. Russell, a hospital steward, died in the Hospital at Westport on the 2d inst.  He was on his way to New Mexico and was attacked with Typhoid Pneumonia and entered the Westport Hospital Jan. 22.  He was from Western Virginia where his friends now reside.  He was cared for during his sickness by John A. Holton, Hospital Steward.

     Daniel R. Anthony, Mayor of Leavenworth, was married to Miss Annie E. Osborne, at Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on the 21st of January.