T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Saturday, March 5, 1864.

     The Isabella arrived yesterday morning from St. Louis. She unloaded a large amount of freight on the Levee.

     Potatoes Wanted by the Commissary Department at this station.  Call at the office next door to the Gillis House.

     The Government auction sale will take place this morning at ten o'clock.  Besides the stock to be sold a great variety of articles will be offered.

     A large number of persons arrived here yesterday bound for the Idaho gold region.  They were mainly from Illinois, although part of them were from New York.  They mean to get an early start and be ahead of the grand rush which will be underway as soon as the grass starts.

   B. F. Nichols, of Co. B, 21 Colorado, accidentally shot himself yesterday morning.  He was washing, and as he bent over, his revolver dropped out of the sheath, and struck upon the hammer, which discharged it.  The bullet struck him on the upper teeth, passed through the upper jaw, and lodged high upon the cheek bone.  Dr. Thorne extracted the bullet.  The wound is a very bad one but it is thought that he will recover.

     The Leavenworth Times says a shooting affair occurred at the Chapin House, on the Levee, about 2 o'clock Thursday morning.  The circumstances, as we learn them, says the Times, are, that while a dance was going on, one Newton, a soldier of the Second Kansas, became engaged in a fight with another man, and pulled out his pistol to shoot his opponent.  He fired, but instead of hitting the man intended, the ball struck a man named Schweizenholz, killing him instantly.  The man killed is highly spoken of by those who know him.  Those who know all the circumstances of the affair, say that had the ball struck the man for whom it was intended but little loss would have resulted to the community.  Newton has been committed to jail for trail.