The packet came down yesterday, with a good load for this place. Business was quite good, and the weather fine.
The Santa Fe coach went out with a good trip yesterday, Peter Kelley, messenger.
L. R. Palmer, of Pottawatomie county, Kansas, has been appointed Indian Agent in the place of W. W. Ross.
Elder R. Morton will preach in the Christian Church this evening at candlelight , and on Sunday at 10 1/2 o'clock.
The Militia of Kansas is being placed in a state of efficiency, in case Price should attempt his long cherished plan of invading that State.
WANTED. -- At the Westport mills, any quantity of good merchantable wheat, for which I will pay $2.25 per bushel on delivery. -- J. C. MORRIS.
General Brown telegraphs that there were reports of the presence of a few guerrillas in Cooper county, but as a number of companies of citizens had been organized under Order No. 107, their protection was pretty full assured. General Brown advises all persons who have fled from their homes in his district to return and aid in protecting them.
FLESH MONGERS. -- The latest intelligence from the seat of the draft, in this state, places the price of substitutes from $200 to $300. Aliens and veterans appear to be plenty, and anxious for the pay.
KICKAPOOS. -- Maj. Bennett, Agent for the Kickapoo Indians, has received a letter from those that went South, saying they were preparing for a grand hunt, and will be back this spring. It was surmised that they had joined the hostile tribes.
BUSHWHACKERS. -- On Thursday week last, General Douglas, with a part of the 1st Iowa, while scouting in Boone county, came upon a gang of rebels, and routed them. A number of horses were captured and some killed. Two rebels were severely wounded, one in the moth and one in the thigh. No loss on our side. Bill Anderson and a part of his band about a week ago made a raid upon Rocheport.