T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Tuesday, October 4, 1864.


     The withdrawal of troops to meet the invasion of the rebel army, leaves us to our own resources for protection against marauding parties and bands of guerrillas.
     It is thus the duty of every citizen to defend himself against the common enemy, and to render to the military authority every assistance in the present emergency.
     I therefore call upon t he citizens, en masse, of Kansas City, to meet at the Court  House, this morning, October 4, 1864, at 11 o'clock, to organize for the defense of the same, and to act in conjunction with the military forces of the district.
     It is our duty, and all other business should be laid aside until the common danger is past.
     It is not intended to create a panic, but common prudence requires that steps should be immediately taken to ensure safety.
     Every citizen is expected to respond to this call, and those unwilling, must accept the consequences.
     --R. T. VAN HORN, Mayor.

     The steamer Sioux City came down Sunday morning, with a good trip for St. Louis.  The packet came down Sunday afternoon.  She brought a large amount of freight for our merchants.

     "Did you ever see the beet?" T. Buckles, a farmer in this neighborhood, presented us with a beet yesterday which weighed 12 1/2 pounds.

     The steamers Isabella, Yellowstone and Tacony, advertised for this port, have been taken by the Government to convey troops.

     COLD. -- Yesterday fires, overcoats and gloves were in demand.  The thermometer went down to a very salubrious point, while mud stood above par.

     RAIN. -- Sunday night we had a most liberal rain storm.  The dwellers in the upper regions of late have been very generous with their showers.  If they had been a little more partial to us during the summer, the price of corn and "paratees" would have been materially lowered.