T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Wednesday, July 27, 1864.

     Rain is very much needed in this vicinity.

     We noticed Captain Garth, of Clay county, in town yesterday.

     Rumors of military changes are rife on the streets, but we can trace them to no authentic source.
     CAPT. YOUNGER, who commands a company of loyal militia in Clay county, and to whom Governor Hall refuses to commission, we presume on that account, was in town yesterday.

     CAPT. FLESH, Mayor of Jefferson City, has been in town several days.  He is stopping with his brother-in-law, Mr. Maddox.  We learn that he intends making some investments in city property.

     The Santa Fe mail is now overdue.  It was rumored on the street yesterday that the coach had been captured by Indians, but on inquiry at the office of the company, no confirmation was had.  It is the opinion of Mr. Cottrell that the delay is occasioned by the necessity of traveling with an escort.

     We noticed yesterday, on the street, a soldier with a placard on his back, stating that he was punished for stealing from a poor widow woman, his hands tied behind him, led by a rope around his neck and held by a negro, with a squad of negro soldiers pointing at him with their bayonets, the fife and drum preceding him, playing the "Rogue's March."  It was a severe punishment and one that must be effectual.