T. DWIGHT THACHER, Editor and Proprietor.

Wednesday, October 19, 1864.

     We regret to learn that Mr. Cottrell, of the Santa Fe Stage Company, lies dangerously ill.

     Capt. J. C. W. Hall, Provost Marshal at this Post, has been ordered to take the field by Gen. Curtis.

     WHY HAS PRICE WAITED SO LONG? -- Price's waiting so long while our forces have been gathering around him is very strange.  There is something behind the scenes which must explain this.

     Our citizens are again doing guard duty in this city.  There certainly never ought to be a draft here, for our people are "in the service" most of the time.

     CAPT. EDGAR SEELYE. -- This efficient officer has been appointed Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Border.

     Emboldened by the presence of the invaders, guerrilla bands are increasing in North Missouri, depredating upon the inhabitants, and claiming to be on the way to join Price.

     There are a large number of strangers in town, and our hotels crowded.  The streets are full, and business generally active.

     The weather continues unexceptionable and city improvements are being pushed forward.  We shall soon have a brick sidewalk the whole length of Main street.

     BENNETT HOUSE. -- This hotel under its efficient hostess, Mrs. Ferguson, is receiving a large share of public patronage.  It sets a good table, and its accommodations for travelers are ample and complete.  J. A. Hutchison has the bar, which is well stocked with liquors and cigars.