T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Sunday, September 25, 1864.

     Saturday is always brisk in Kansas City -- yesterday was unusually so.  Many country people were in, and both the retail and wholesale business was heavy.  Farmers are bringing in considerable country produce, which commands good prices.

     Capt. Austin, of the 8t Kansas, is one of the six hundred Union prisoners placed under fire at Charleston.

     Gen. Geitzler has ordered the militia of southern Kansas to hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's notice.

     Rev. Mr. Fuller will preach the funeral sermon of Wm. H. Bromley this morning, at the Baptist Church.

     GUERRILLA FIGHT. -- Last week a small party of Ray county militia were surprised by about 125 bushwhackers and six of the militia were killed a a number wounded, and two taken prisoner, one of whom escaped.  The surprise took lace in the edge of the bottom between Richmond and Lexington.

     MUSIC LESSONS. -- A. Hamilton Ballagh will open a class for vocal music, on Tuesday evening, September 27, at Long's Hall.  The course of instructions will be Dr. Mason's mammoth exercises.

     R. H. Boughton, Es., lately of the Leavenworth Bulletin , has taken the local department of the Conservative.  He is a ready and graceful writer, and will do the locals of Leavenworth in a very acceptable manner.

     THE FIRST PARTY. -- We had the pleasure of attending the first party of the season last Friday night, at the spacious mansion of Col. Coates.  It was given in honor of some lady friends and largely attended by the elite of the city.  The Colonel knows how to entertain, and his many friends enjoyed his liberality exceedingly.