Heat, dirt, sweat and anathemas were the style yesterday. Pedestrians were scarce, and the wind and the dust had it their own way.
The steamers Yellow Stone, Kate Kinney, Mars and Jennie Lewis, are advertised for this port and Leavenworth. Navigation is quite difficult, there being scant 3 1/2 feet of water.
Our senior pro tem., Col. Van Horn, left on the packet for St. Louis yesterday, on business connected with the interests of this city. This leaves ye local with the responsibility of the whole establishment upon his shoulders. They ache at the idea.
Our good-looking postmaster, Colonel Foster, left for St. Louis yesterday on the packet. He will be absent a week; during which time, we trust he will conduct himself in a circumspect manner in the city of magnificent hotels.
A disease called "the fever" is prevailing among the cattle in Kansas, and carrying many of them off. One man living near Leavenworth lost four head in one day.
As the fifth of September approaches, the draft is becoming a subject of very general interest.
INSANE. --Mrs. Thompson, wife of the rebel Gen. Jeff. Thompson, is now a confirmed lunatic, and it is said she will shortly be sent to the Asylum at Fullerton.
GUERRILLA FIGHT. -- The Leavenworth Times of the 1st, says a fight between guerrillas and a squad of the 15th Kansas, took place on the Maria des Cygnes, on the morning of the 22d, in which four or five prisoners, captured the day previous by the guerrillas, near Potosi, were liberated, five or six horses captured, and the band scattered. A fight occurred with the guerrillas afterwards, near Papinsville, in which the lieutenant of the gang was killed, and two others seriously wounded.