T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Sunday, March 20, 1864.

     A busy week closed yesterday, with the best trade and most active business day of the season.

     The Isabella came up last evening.  After unloading freight she passed on up the river.  She had on board a portion of an Ohio regiment going to some of the Western forts.

     Quite a large drove of young cattle, which have been kept through the winter over in Clay county, were driven through the city yesterday, going back on to the farms in the depopulated district.

     Cold, raw weather continues.  No indications of spring yet appear.  So far March has been colder than February was.  A late spring is quite as favorable for fruitful seasons as earlier warm weather.

     Henry L. Huhn has opened at his store a fresh lot of garden seeds, put up by the best seedsmen in the country.  He will sell them by the single paper or by the quantity, as customers may want them.

     The steamer Majors, which has been bringing down railroad iron to Wyandot, has gone on a trip above St. Joe.  The Gazette says the result is there has been no iron brought this week, except one car by the Emilie.  The Majors will be at work again in a few days, and two more boats with her.

     The bridge across Stranger Creek, on the road from Lawrence to Leavenworth, is sadly out of repair and dangerous to cross.  Quite a serious accident occurred to a team which attempted to cross it a few days since.