T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Saturday, October 1, 1864.

     Yesterday evening we had a regular fall rain -- slow, cold and disagreeable.

     CENTRALIA BUTCHERY CONFIRMED. -- We learned yesterday that in Centralia, Mo., the bushwhackers under Bill Anderson, on the 27th inst., killed in all 158 men -- all soldiers but two.  The following dispatch we clip from the St. Joseph Herald:

     The bushwhackers under Bill Anderson, to the number of about 300, came from Fayette to Huntsville and demanded the surrender of Huntsville.  Col. Demy got in the Court House with his men, and sent word to him that he would see him in hell first.  They left and came to Centralia, too late to stop the train; but yesterday they came in again, about 200 strong, two hours before the train got there.  When the train arrived, about 100 shots were fired into it.  They stopped the train, took all the passengers off, robbed them, took 24 returned soldiers out into line, and shot them down in cold blood; set fire to the depot and it communicated to the train.  They made the engineer start the train, and it ran 3 miles before stopping. The whole train, mail, express and baggage was burned.  One citizen and one passenger were killed.  A short time after Anderson left, Major A. V. E. Johnson, of Hannibal, with 135 men came in.  They were taking care of the dead and wounded when Anderson returned and made an attack on them.  Their horses were stampeded, and every man tried to take care of  himself in the the best way he could.  The last seen of the Major he was surrounded by a few of his men, and is supposed to be killed.  Only 25 of his men are known to be safe.  That is the latest up to last night.  -- Jay Vincent.

     Companies H and I, 2d Colorado, will remain at this station for the present.

     The steamer Sioux city came up yesterday evening.  She left a large amount of freight at our levee.  The packet came down yesterday, bringing a large amount of freight for our merchants.  A number of our citizens left on her to attend a convention at Hamilton.

     The Santa Fe coach went out yesterday, with a good load of passengers.  Travel to New Mexico and Colorado is as great as ever.

     Col. Powell Clayton, of the 5th Kansas Volunteers, has been appointed a Brigadier General by President Lincoln.

     OVERLAND MAIL RESUMED. -- The service on the Overland California Route has been resumed.  We understand that the road has been passed over by the agents of the Company, and they report no Indians to be found, and that the coaches may run with entire safety.  The people of the whole country will rejoice to learn that the mails are once more to be transported with regularity and promptness.