T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Thursday, April 7, 1864.

     The Florence which was sunk above Atchison a few days since is a total loss.

     The Ninth Kansas started from Lawrence for Little Rock, Arkansas, last Monday.

     The Benton arrived here from St. Louis and unloaded cargo of millinery on the levee yesterday morning.  Lookout for the pretty bonnets.  A lot of emigrants for Southern Kansas  also landed here.  They were from Illinois.  The Benton had a load of passengers bound for Idaho.  She goes to Fort Benton.

     The Saint Joseph papers reach here twenty-four hours later than St. Louis papers of the same date.

     There will be a social dance at the Virginia hotel, Westport, on Friday night.  A cordial invitation is extended to all.

     The Treasurer of the Sanitary Fund acknowledges the receipt of a generous contribution to that fund.  Let the example so nobly set be followed by others.

     The Leavenworth papers say that Mayor Anthony's life was saved on election day three times by his political enemies.  Rather of a dangerous city where the citizens are so anxious to kill their Mayor.

     We understand that a member of the Colorado Second, now stationed in this city, is an adept in the game of chess.  We hope he will play a game with the champion of Independence, who is a superior player.