T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Saturday, July 16, 1864.

     GEN. TOTTEN. --This distinguished officer has been in our city for several days, on a tour of duty as Inspector General of this Department.  he will be remembered as commander of the celebrated Totten's Battery at the Battle of Springfield.

     Capt. Mack, of the 18th Kansas, who now commands the re-enlisted veterans of that splendid Regiment, is in town.  Capt. Mack is a Kansas City boy, and enlisted in this city as a private in 1861.  He has won his straps in the legitimate way.

     We sadly announce the death of Sela Hudson, Esq., of Westport, one of our oldest and best citizens.  Mr. Hudson was a man of irreproachable character, enjoying in a large degree the confidence of his fellow citizens.  What adds to his loss at this time was the fact that he was one of the earliest and most devoted Union men of this country -- who never hesitated in his duty or halted in his loyalty.  He was a true and a good man.

     FROM COL. FORD'S COMMAND. -- Colonel Ford left Weston at 3 p. m. Wednesday with about 750 cavalry, met the rebel pickets one mile from Camden Point, and twelve miles from Weston; drove in the pickets and followed them, charging right into the rebel camp.  The rebels were alarmed by the firing of the pickets, and were hastily drawn up in the line of battle, fired one volley at our troops, killing one of the Colorado 2d, and wounding one and then skedaddled at full speed, scattering as they went.  Colonel Ford returned to Camden Point with his command except one company of the Colorado 2d, who followed about fifty rebels till two o'clock A. M. on Thursday.  The rebels left eighteen dead on the field, among whom were several of the Platte county Pawpaw militia.  After returning to Camden Point some parties fired several buildings, among one in which a large lot of hemp was stored, among the remains of which, after it was burned, was found the remains of several hundred stand of arms, and three bushwhackers who had concealed themselves in the hemp before the building was fired.

     REBEL FLAG CAPTURED. -- Colonel Ford showed us yesterday a genuine rebel flag, captured by Company F, 2d Colorado, in the fight at Camden Point.  It is the new flag lately adopted by the rebel Congress, and is inscribed with the words, "Protect Missouri."  It was captured by Corporal Wilder, Company F, who killed the bearer, but was so hard pressed that he had to throw it behind him to attend to his fighting, when it was secured by private Phil Brennan, of the company and handed to Colonel Ford.  The advance was led and the attack made in gallant style by Companies F, Captain West, M, Captain Moses, and D, Lieutenant Wise.  The fight was short and decisive -- the rebels scampered in every directions.  Our losses were Private Chas. K. Flannagan killed, and Sergeant Luther K. Crane mortally wounded.  The boys are in fine spirits, and will give a still further good account of themselves.  Two horses were killed in the fight and seven wounded.

     The "Pawpaws" have all joined the rebels -- the old men saying "the boys would go and they couldn't help it."  The same old rebel tale.