LEAVENWORTH SAFE. -- We are glad to learn that Leavenworth is still safe. The recent rumor of an attack on the city by Quantrell was unfounded. We are assured, however, by those who were there, that for a time great excitement prevailed. The great gathering of guerrillas, in Missouri opposite to Leavenworth, gives sufficient occasion for some alarm and great watchfulness on the part of her citizens. Better to be called out by a hundred false rumors than to be unprepared when a real attack comes.
Strayed or stolen, from Allen McGee's pasture, near Westport, on the day of the picnic, some two weeks since, a bay mare pony with the letter L branded on the left side of the neck, shod, and four or five years old. A suitable reward will be paid for any information of her whereabouts by J. S. Campbell.
A choice selection of beautiful Bouquets are for sale at the Nursery of Sampson & Co.
With the exception of Leavenworth, the crops throughout Kansas never looked better than they do this year. Sufficient rain has fallen, and y et the ground has all along been in a good condition for plowing. Not so with Leavenworth county. For two months, with the exception of a small shower last week, which did but little if any good, this section has not been visited with rain. The grass is all burnt off, and corn, potatoes, etc., generally look as though they would not amount to much. Barley, in some instances, has done well, and will make a full crop. In others, as we are informed, it will hardly pay for the cutting.
As we have had no telegraphic dispatches for several days, we deem it due to the press of the city as well as the Telegraph Company, to make any explanation. for weeks the Missouri Line has not been working on account of the wires being cut by guerrillas. The line has been fixed a half-dozen times, but cut in less than one hour by the hordes of villains who infest the country between Independence and Lexington, Mo. Unless the line is guarded by large bodies of troops, no dispatches will be received over it this summer.
The military line runs from Kansas City to St. Louis, via Warrensburg and the Pacific Railroad, and is guarded -- hence it is in working order. Military and general business alone are transacted over it; these occupy so much time that no news dispatches can be transmitted.