T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Sunday, August 21, 1864.

     Chaplain Hamilton will preach in the Methodist Church to-day at 3 o'clock, P. M.

     The overland Mail is now forwarded from Fort Kearney via Omaha and Nebraska City.

     There is much excitement about the Indian troubles.  We fear "it is a big thing."

     Business  has much improved during the past week, and we have prospects of a big fall trade.

     An excursion train runs to Independence to-day, for the benefit of those desiring to attend the laying of the corner stone of the Catholic church.

     The citizens of Lawrence are now amply supplied with fire-arms.  The Tribune says they can fire two thousand shots without re-loading a weapon.

     In our local of Saturday, with reference to the Street Commissioner and City Council, we mentioned that they were "quiet and inoffensive kind of men.  We take the "quiet and inoffensive" part back, for some of the members assumed a rather belligerent attitude towards us yesterday.  We are not physically a stout man, and of course decline an encounter with any one of that body corporate.  But, hoping these few lines may find them well, we remain theirs until the streets and sidewalks are more Philadelphish in their appearance.

     SPY HUNG. -- From the St. Louis papers we learn that Wm. Jackson Livingston, formerly a citizen of Marion county, Mo., but more recently a Captain in the Confederate service, was to be hung yesterday.  Livingston was tried by a Military Commission -- Gen. Meredith presiding, on charge of being a spy, "lurking around the fortifications, encampments, posts and quarters of the Armies of the United States, at and near near the cities of St. Louis an d Hannibal, Missouri."