T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Wednesday, March 16, 1864.

     The regular meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society will be held at Long's Hall, Thursday afternoon, the 17th inst.

     Ben. Butler says he has found that a good many of his chaplains are less fond of comforting his dying officers and soldiers than of waiting to console their widows.

     The Leavenworth Times says that butter sold in their market yesterday for 55 to 60 cents per lb.  From some unaccountable reason there is but little coming into that market, and what little there is ain't fit to grease wagons with.

     Co. D of the Minnesota Ninth arrived in this city last Sunday.  The regiment volunteered in response to the call of the President for 600,000 men.  The remained in the state, defending it against Indians, until they were ordered to report to Gen. Schofield at St. Louis.  They arrived there 870 strong.  On the 14th of October last, eight of the ten companies were ordered to Jefferson City.  One company remained at St. Louis, and one at Franklin, and are there now.  In December four companies were ordered to Rolla, where they are at present.  On the 9th of February four companies went to Warrensburg -- two remain there and the other two are stationed, one at Independence, the other in this city .  The Colonel of the regiment, Alexander Watkins, is at St. Louis on a military commission.  Lieutenant Colonel J. H. Marsh is in this city serving on a military commission recently organized by Gen. Brown.  The regiment was recruited entirely in the rural districts of Minnesota, not a company being from the towns or cities.  It is made up from the stalwart farmers, mechanics and laboring men of Minnesota.  From the same brave and hardy classes the recruiting officers, who have been home this winter, have enlisted enough to fill up the regiment to the maximum number allowed.

     We have not urged the planting of fruit trees in vain.  Farmers are planting out their new orchards and filling up and extending old ones.  Our nurserymen are making extensive sales.  Mr. Blauw, of the Kansas Valley Nurseries, sold over four hundred dollars worth of trees in one day last week.  Every tree planted, adds to the wealth of the country and improves the value of a farm more than the same expenditure would in any other way.