T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Friday, August 12, 1864.

     The Kate Kinney came up yesterday morning and left considerable freight at our levee.

     Business was on the improve yesterday.  With the "simmer down" of guerrilla troubles, trade increases in extent to the amount.

     There will be a social dance at the Court House to-night.  A general invitation is extended, and a merry tripping of the fantastic toe to those who attend.

     The soldiers say they prefer tobacco to tracts.  They want to be good, but they also want to smoke.

     Hemp growing has become very profitable.  Forty-eight bales of Missouri recently brought $165 per ton at St. Louis.  It may reasonably be expected to become one of the great and permanent staples of our State -- calling in labor, producing new wealth, and in its manufacture aiding the nation as much as in its growth.

     The Missouri river has been cutting out finely for the past week, notwithstanding it continues on the decline, there is a good four feet of water in the channel from here down.  Above there is three and a half feet.  Business is on the increase, both up and down stream, and now that the river is clear of guerrillas, there is a large increase in travel.

     DIED. -- In this city, on the morning of the 11th inst., Franzisca, wife of H. Knapp, aged 28 years, 10 months and six days.  The fuernal will take place to-day at 10 o'clock, A. M., from the residence of B. Knapp, Main street.