T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Tuesday, February 2, 1864.

     The telegraph announces the death of Gov. Gamble.  The event was not altogether unexpected, as he has been in a critical condition for some time.  He was an aged and feeble man, and we doubt not the perplexities and cares of his official position,, had not a little to do with breaking him down.  While many of his political acts have been severely denounced, and his general policy widely condemned, we have always heard him spoken of as a man of the purest private life, and as no doubt honest in his public course.  But, he was too old and feeble a an for these stormy times, and had too little appreciation of the demands of the hour to meet them with the highest success.

     The St. Louis Union says Small Pox is prevalent in that city.

     The 1st Missouri cavalry have enlisted as veterans.  They return home on a thirty day's furlough to recruit.

     The remains of the widow Cummings, who has been missing since last October, were found in the river just east of the city on Sunday.

     The State Lunatic Asylum has one hundred and nine patients.  No more than that can be received until the buildings are re-furnished , when they can accommodate three hundred and fifty.

     NOTICE -- All the member of the Union Protection Society, are requested to be present at the Court House, on Tuesday evening, the 21 inst., as there is important business to transact. 

     We shall doubtless hereafter get a paper mail as often as the condition of the roads and the convenience of the stage proprietors will allow.  A large gust of eastern papers was received here yesterday, the first for several days.

     DIED -- In Kansas City, on the 1st inst., Walter B. Hoagland, aged 26 years.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend his Funeral from the residence of D. M. Jarboe, on Tuesday, the 2d inst., at half past two o'clock, for interment at the Catholic Cemetery.
     The numerous friends of this worthy young man will deeply sympathize with the bereaved family  They have known him from childhood up, admiring his exemplary conduct, and giving him that warm friendship his own generous heart created.  He died with the hope of Paradise-- the surety of a new life, where the waves of sorrow never beat.  Bidding good bye to his almost heart broken mother, his sisters and brother, and the weeping friends around his couch, he pointed them heavenward; and closing  his eyes, without a gasp or struggle, he fell asleep in Jesus.  This assurance will heal the bruised heart and calm the troubled waters of the soul; for he we loved has only gone before -- though dead, he yet speaks to us of another and a better world.