T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Saturday, August 20, 1864.

     We are authorized to announce Capt. HORACE B. JOHNSON, as a candidate for Congress in the Sixth Congressional District.

     Business was brisk yesterday, and our city filled with country folks.  Our Market is now crowded with garden produce and poultry, and the prices have fallen to more payable rates.

     The Emilie came down early yesterday, loaded as usual with freight.

     The weather was cool yesterday.  The change in the temperature was very grateful.

     Forty-five returned paw-paws and captured guerrillas are in prison at St. Joseph.

     The Postmaster General is on the eve of concluding a contract for the overland mail service, from the Missouri river to California, for four years from October 1st, at the rate of $750,000 per annum.

     The merchants and business men of Lawrence publish a card in which they mutually pledge themselves to receive at par no bills whatever except greenbacks and national bank bills.

     The Santa Fe stage left yesterday at its usual hour, with a good load of passengers and express matter.  Anthony, who was accidently shot in the leg a week ago, went out as conductor.  Messrs. Wright and Andrews, who have been stopping at the Gilliss House for six weeks, went out on the stage, with a view to looking out business locations in Mexico.  There is but little danger of Indians on the road now, as the stages are well escorted.  The stage stock which was run off by the Indians has since been replaces.  The Indians are leaving the Arkansas river and are going northward to the Platte.

     CITY MONUMENTS. -- We were not a little amused yesterday morning on coming down Main street, to see two large "monuments", or piles of earth and rubbish, which had been gathered from a few yards square on the street.  The following inscriptions were written on their respective "head boards."  One was inscribed, "Sacred to the Memory of the Street Commissioners," "Requiescat in Pace;" the other, "To the Memory of the Street Commissioners," "Not dead, but sleeping."   It is certainly unkind to insinuate in this way that the Commissioners as well as the City Council are exercising "masterly inactivity" in removing this rubbish from the street, and having constructed a side walk of uniform grade and durablity.  Now, the Commisioners, as well of the members composing the City Council, are quiet, inoffensive kind of men -- all married more or less, and of course calculated to take the world easy (lager beer, too).  They are men who will go through life, passing over, unnoticed, the many difficulties  and troubles which most people encounter.  Few people posess such a disposition, but that's just what's the matter with the Commisioners and City Council.