Major Williams, late commander of this post, is on a Court Martial at Fort Leavenworth.
Captain D. D. Rooks of the 15th Kansas is dead. He was wounded in some affair below Fort Scott and has since died.
Captain Swain's Company, now stationed at Olathe is about to be relieved by Company "G" of the 11th Kansas from Fort Riley.
Three Joe Youngs, sons of the "muchly married" Brigham, passed through St. Joseph lately, going East.
WAREHOUSE FOR RENT. -- A good two story brick warehouse, on west levee, is for rent. Apply to Mrs. Amelia Evans, residence east of McGee's Addition.
Excavations are in progress preparatory to a new building on Delaware Street, a few rods south of the Pacific. Hurry up the new buildings, they will be wanted before they can possibly be prepared.
Fine Job Work -- We have just manufactured a full set of blank books for the Clay County Savings Association, which, for quality of material and style of workmanship, we are willing to compare with the best St. Louis work. It is generally agreed that the invitation card for the military ball given to Gen. Brown, the other day, was one of the finest exhibitions of artistic skill ever gotten up in this part of the country. We can make more of the same sort. We aim to the the best of work.
We regret to learn that the wife of Mr. Robert Mintur, living some ten miles northwest of Liberty, was burned to death day before yesterday, by her clothes accidentally taking fire. Her husband had been to this city on that day and among other things had purchased a dress for her. As he went into his house he said, "I have brought out a dress home," at tat the same moment she rushed into his arms all aflame. He threw his overcoat about her and extinguished the flames, but her injuries proved fatal in a short time.
The Tenth Kansas, which left here on the 1st of January, and have been stationed at Alton, Ill., have had a hard time. Small pox has raged in the regiment, and great numbers have been sick with other diseases.
ARTEMUS WARD. -- This disciple of Momus spoke "his piece" with good emphasis on Wednesday night, to a goodly lot of hearers. Monsieur Elite with his large family were all out, and had a refreshing time. Artemus is a Yankee with two regular grand-mothers; he does his business, however, as though he had but one. His beauty is on the angular order -- sharp features, well defined nose, quick eye, and an abundance of light hair, which his hart do part. He is radically opposed to an orator confining himself to the question, and flings his arms and jests about in a most taking manner. His lecture is indescribable. In the space of sixty minutes he touched upon as many subjects, and pumping fun out of them all. It was designed for a humbug, and we laughter-loving sovereigns swallow it like a sweet pill There was no falling off. The comic reputation of the speaker was well sustained.