T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Wednesday, August 17, 1864.

     The steamer Yellowstone went down yesterday for St. Louis.  The Post Boy had her smoke stack blown over by the gale day before yesterday.

     During the late rain it was amusing to observe the awkwardness with which pedestrians handled their umbrellas.

     The Western engines on passenger an d freight trains are all being altered to burn coal.  It is cheaper than wood.

     We regret to learn that Mr. Mansfield, member of the City Council from the First Ward, was seriously injured by a fall through the Blue Railroad bridge, on Monday last.

     A section of the Second Kansas artillery, and a company of the 11th Kansas cavalry left St. Joe last week for the upper country to go in pursuit of the hostile Indians.

     WENT ANYHOW. -- A large number of our citizens determined not to be disappointed went down on the the train on Monday, as near Independence as the track would permit, and had a good time generally.  

     MEDICAL LECTURE. -- Quite a number of our lady citizens listened to Mrs. Dr. Barclay's lecture yestereeay afternoon, and all profess themselves highly edified.  Mrs. B. is a chaste, graceful and instructive speaker, and we congratulate our lady friends on the opportunity afforded them to know themselves.  She will give a course of four lectures, the first of which comes off this afternoon at four o'clock, at the Methodist Church.  Ladies desiring to join the class can do so before the lecture begins.  Price for the course is $2 -- single lecture, $1.