T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Thursday, October 6, 1864.

     St. Joseph proposes to raise a battalion for Col. Van Horn's sixty days' regiment now recruiting in this city.

     E. Y. Shields. -- This rebel Captain is dead.  He was formerly editor of the West published at St. Joseph.
     The stage brought in a heavy Eastern mail yesterday.  Its arrival was very gratifying.

     Charles Carpenter is announced to-day as a candidate for the Legislature.  He is a good man, an old citizen and a staunch Republican.

     Gen. Odon Guitar has been nominated as candidate for Congress in the 9th District, on the McClellan ticket.

     The weather yesterday was exceedingly disagreeable -- over head, under foot and roundabout.

     THEATRE. -- There was another fair house at the Theatre last night, and the whole company acquitted themselves well.  Nothing but fine weather is needed to fill the hall to overflowing.  To-night a good bill is offered.

     APPOINTMENTS. -- Col. Joseph S. Gage, late Colonel of the 29th Missouri Infantry, has been appointed a Brigadier General in the militia, and ordered to report to General E. C. Pike for assignment to duty.  also, Col. E. Z. Colman, late Colonel of the 8th Missouri Infantry, has been appointed by the Governor as Brigadier General of the militia, and ordered to report to Gen. Pike for Assignment.

     PRICE'S ADVANCE. -- The vanguard of the rebels destroyed a train of sixty wagons between Irondale and Mineral Point, and the men were massacred without ceremony.  The towns of Ironton, Arcadia, Mineral Point and Potosi suffered great injury.  The crops in that part of the country are entirely destroyed.  Many citizens are utterly ruined.