T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Thursday, July 21, 1864.

     Yesterday the weather was a little more reviving -- so was business, and the fact made every one feel more comfortable.

     Most of the counties in Missouri are applauding General Rosecrans' Order No 107.

     Mr. Dayton has given a grand dinner to Captain Winslow of the Kearsarge and all the officers that could be spared for duty.

     No. 1 Pony For Sale -- Enquire at McHenry's Store on Main street.

     A large scouting party returned yesterday evening . We noticed that they were numerically stronger in horse-flesh than when they went out.  The brave boys of the Colorado 2d are giving the bushwhackers a warm time, and daily reducing their numbers and means of locomotion.

     The President's last call is for 500,000 men.  This will swell the great armies of the Republic to a resistless stream, that will soon drown out the rebellion.

     A DESPERATE FIGHT WITH GUERRILLAS. -- On Sunday last Captain Moses, with forty seven men, while scouring northeast of Liberty, in the neighborhood of Fredericksburg, ran upon over six hundred bushwhackers, and a deep fight ensued.  The advance force of the rebels were dressed in Federal uniform and correctly replied to the challenge given.  As our men were about to advance they charged in overpowering numbers, and a short but bloody encounter was the result.  Our loss was six killed, four wounded and two missing; while the enemy's loss, according to the reports of persons living living in the neighborhood, were sixteen killed and twenty-one wounded.  Capt. Moses and his command, displayed the most heroic bravery, and it was only when their leader gave the word of retreat that they fell back from the outnumbering foe, each man darting into the brush and looking for his own safety.  Captain Moses fired eighteen shots before leaving the field, and his escape is miraculous.  He was h it five times -- three balls passing through his bat, one severing his sabre belt, and one passing through his pantaloons.  the animal he rode was also shot four times, but strange as it may appear both horse and rider escaped.  Captain Rouell was with the command, and stood by its valiant Captain to the last.  He it was who challenged the enemy, and though hit several times, came off  uninjured.  Much praise is due Colonel Ford, for the sleepless vigilance which he pursued the foe.