T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Sunday, March 6, 1864.

     The Isabella went below yesterday.

     Colonel Chivington arrived in town yesterday, and is stopping at the Union.

     The Majors came down yesterday heavily loaded with railroad iron which was unloaded at Wyandot.

     Setzler & Brother are about to remove t o the store opposite the Union Hotel.

     Hammerslough Brothers received yesterday, by steamer Isabella, 150 of the finest lady's trunks, of all sizes, that we have seen lately.

     Dr. A. J. Pierce, successor to George K. Christopher in the drug business, is preparing himself to fill any bill.  He is among our merchants whose faith in Kansas City has ever been unshaken, and with a superior stock of goods, he will be able to do any amount of wholesale and retail trade.  The Doctor is an experienced practitioner, druggist and chemist.

     We are much pleased to learn that there is a prospect of a bridge being built between here and Wyandot this season.  An act was passed by the Legislature of Kansas at its latest session, empowering the ferry company, now running the ferry at Wyandot, to build a bridge.  It must be commenced in six months and finished in eighteen.

     Friday night was the occasion of general festivity in honor of our distinguished visitor, Brig. Gen. E. B. Brown.  Long's Hall was brilliantly lighted and most beautifully decorated with the "stars and stripes" and regimental banners.  The attendance was very large -- parties from Westport, Independence, Liberty, and Wyandot, adding their numbers to the crowd that filled the hall to overflowing.  Never have we seen a greater throng in any of our ball rooms -- never more loveliness, gallantry, or bewitching costumes than graced the reception on the night of the 4th at 9 o'clock, Gen Brown made his appearance, and was formally introduced to the citizens by Hon. M. J. Payne.  After all had paid their respects, the General opened the ball, and from that time to the "wee sma' hours" that broke dimly on the  breaking up, unbridled pleasure reigned supreme.  The music, with its "voluptuous swell," kept all feet in motion.  The supper at the Union Hotel was epicureas throughout, and the wine which circled sparkled not more brightly than the smiles and jests of the banqueters.