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A SIROCCO ON' TIirDEADTSEA.
We extract the following interesting sketch from
I i t l.ynens forthcoming "Narrative of the U.
K i; 1,.-,iiuo1) to the Dead Set snd the River Jor
cm. 'IV- work, we learn ill soon lie ready (
"publication." Thedelay of iu appearance has been
occasioned by the. ntimernns illustration wiih
which it is to be embellished.
At 2. 35 P. M., close in wilh the eastern shore,
hut liable to land from he soft bottom: and sheal
rieis of lk.e water. At 2 50,a light breeze from W.
'N. W. Along narrow, dry marsh, with a few
scrubby bushes. ft-p'Mtfd the wslcrfrom a range
of stupendous hill. 20OO feet high. The cliff of
E;i Nuweirch (Little Tig-rO lofty and grand, to
w pl atove us in horizintaTstrata of brown lime
tone, in! beautiful rosecolored sandstone beneath.
Clu-jJi in the east, (uiimis) seerr?d to be threaten
ing guar. At 33l, ttetni N. N E. along a low
truirahy fiat,' in shallow water. The light wind had
nbaided. and it was oppressively hot, air 07 deg ;
water twelve-inches below the surface' 90 deg.
A thin purple hate over the mountains, increasing
ever moment and presenting a most singular and
awful appearance ; the haze o thin that it was
transparent, and rather a blush than a distinct co
lor. I apprehended a thunder gust or an earth
quake, and took in the tail. At 3 50 a hot blisttr
: lug hurricane struek us from the souh-east and for
some moments we feared being driven out to sea
The thermometer rose immediately to 102 deg.
The men, closing llieir eyes to shield them from
the fiery blast, were obliged to pull with all their
might to stem the rising waves, and at 4 30, phys
ical exhausted, but wilh grateful nearts we gain
ed the shore. My own eye-lids were blistered by
the hot wind, being uintble to protect' thein.froin the
necessity of stertng the boat. .
- W landed on the south side of the peninsula,
hearWaky 'Haiiiier, the most desolate spot iion
which we had yet encamped. Some went up the
ravine to escape from the strifling wind, others
driven back by the glare, returned to the boats
and crouched under the awning.. One mounted
spectacles to protect his eyes, but the metal became
so heated that he was obliged to remove them.
Our arms and the buttons on our coasts Aecame a
most burning tu the touch ; and the inner folds of
our garments were cooler than those exposed to
, the immediate contact of the wind. We bivou
acked rtithout tents on a dry marsh, a few dead
lushes around us, and some of the thorny, nubk,
an-i a tree hearing a red berry a short distance in
land with low canoe on the margin of the sea. At
a short distance to the N. E., on the pcniusula.we
found fragments of an immense and very old mill
stone, the mill had doubtless been turned by a
canal from the ravine, down which the watermust
flow copiously in the rainy season.
At 5 finding the heat intolerable, we walked up
the dry torrent bed in search of water. Found two
successive pools rather than a stream, with some
minnows in them; the water, not yet stagnant,
flowing' front the upper to the lower pool. There
were tome succulent plants on their margins, and
fern, roots, and a few bushes around them. There
ho no boulders of sandstone in the bed of the ravine;
a dead palm tree near the largest pool,-i living one
in a rlrlt of the rock at the head of the gorge; and
high up, to the summits of the beetling cliffs, and
sandstone lay in horizontal strata, with perpendic
ular clearage, and limestone above, it light brown
color richly contrasting with the deep red below.
The sandstone below limestone here, and lime
stone Without a sandstone to the opposite shore,
would seem to indicate a geological fault .
Washed and bathed in one of ihe pools, but the
relief was only momentary. In one instant after
leaving the water, the moisture on the surface e
' vsporated and left the skindry, parched, and stiff.
Except the minnows in the pool, there was not a
living thing stirring; but the hot wind swept
moaning through branches of the withered palm
tree, and every bird and insect if any there were,
had sought shelter under .the rocks.
Comiii" not' from the ravine, the sk'ht was a
iogubtt . The wind hid increased to temp
: ; ;t.s twV ss-i tfc rsste:.-. shcre cf
:-c sjfiwrs KTUtsed " a:s::,t &:s t&ie of a
, parpts hus, ot the ether yellow tinge; and the
tti andwybu arm, in the mtiv& clonds.hid the
"appearance it presenu when looked upon through
acoksd g:'.5. Thns may Ike heavens have sp
irited just befoie the Almighty In bis wrath rain
rj down fir? upon the titles of the plain. Behind
were trw Mfftfod crags cf the mountains of Monb,
trie land of in-et envelope in n cloud of dust
wept by' the. aiinoin from the greet d?tert of Ara
bia. . ' ; ' .-
There 'vis a s:nrl:e on t!:e ppiiinsnls, h little to
the noithof lis. We know not whether these who
oide it might prove fiien.ls or foes ; and therefore
that little smrd: was not to be disregarded, We
lad brought one:of the Ta'amirith with us, forth,
rrpresspurpose of rommnnicatiug with the natives,
but he was so fearful nf their hosiility.'hst I could
nut prevail oA him to bear a message to them.
With his back to'tl wind and his eyes fixed on
lbs streaming smoki. lie has) sijuait.if himself down
shc.rt distance from us. lie thought that we
wnnld be attacked in the night ; I felt snre that we
would n.it. if ire were vigilant. These people nev
: attack each other without an advantage ,and 15
wrflj sniicd Friiiiks car;, ;n that rejjioii.hid ilefiiiiice
tn anything 'but' xnrprisr;
' W threw our-ourselves Upon tlie parched crack
it e'lr'n.-imontt dry rtafks and ranoesvlilch would
hefor lmve seempd insupportable from the beat
Btin.e emWvsrpd to make a screen of one of Ihe
ftni' awqii)fs, biit the fierce wind swept it over
in uu iiuimt. It was nxwe like the blast of s fur
.m.:iv' (ban living sir. Al tuirlVfi t wait tlieeei.snd
.. jm niif (jghl. lhrongli the thicket, we eould distin-
it, 'li the' gleaming of the tire and heat the slioutt
r.i-n an A''beiicmp'iiciit
la tlie early p irt of the iiight,lhcr was stfarecly
rrin,iicnt tint soma one was not at the wsteN
liinvikfri-; but the nwrchinjr thirst eou'J not be aW
1i'J, (r, altlwneh lliere no percpiille per.
s,iiiMiii, the Kuid waacarrifd off as fist as it was
ivod irto the svstem. At 9, the breakers were
-! iwtid sua nor lrt w ikiiiglbuglit was w-.itcr
J our, disturbed ud feverish rlumlieM, we fancied
K'le c' bivn ige purling down our parched and
Hnim'tnT dinats. The mosquitoes, s If their sting
,cre envenomed by th bent, tnrincnted usalnuwt
in mruWes, and we spent a miseraMc' nisht.
rhxtijjhoiit which we ere coH'oeM tolivehcum-
bered with oar drms, while, by turns, we keep vig-1
We hod spent the day in the blar of a Syrian
Sun, by the (all mountain ef t'sduin, in the hi
blast of the sirocco, and wore now bivouacked
nnder the calcined cliffs of Moab.'" When the w-
ter was exhausted, all too weary to go for more,
even if there were no danger of a surprise, w
threw onrielves upon the ground, eye smarting,
skin burning, lip and tongue, and throat parched
and dry ; and wrapped the first garment we could
find around our heads to keep off the strifling Mart;
and in our brief and broken slumbers, drank from
Those who have never felt thirst never suffer
ed in a c'mxm in tie wilderness, or been fir off
at sea ; with
Water, water every where,
Nor any drop lo drink.
I iformnoideaofoursensaiioii'. They are beRt
illustrated by the exclamation of the victim in D.in
"The little rills which down the grassy side.
Of Cassentio flow to Arno's stream.
Filling their banks with verdure as they glide,
Are ever in my view; no idle droam
For more than vision purches, makes me week.
Than that disease which wastes my pallid cheek."
Our thoughts, could not revort to home safe in
connection witlAhe precious clement ; and many
were the imaginary speeches we made lo visionary
common councils against ideal water-carts, which
went about unsubstantial city streets, spouting the
glorious liquid in every wastefulness of abundance,
every drop of which seemed priceless pearls, as wo
lay on the shore of the Dead Sea, in the feverish
sleep of thirst. ,
The poor, affrighted Arab slept not a wink ,
for repeatedly, when I wenl out as w-as my cus
tom, to see that all was quiet und the sentries on
alert, he was ever iu the same place looking in the
At midnight (he thermometer stood at98;shortly
after which the wind shifted and blew lightly from
the north. : At 4 A. M. thermometer, 82 degrees ;
ARRIVAL OF THE CANADA.
One Week Later from Europe,
CoTTOtl SI.iGHTLS DiFROED DEPRESSION tS TUT
grain makket Arrival of more stecie Isi
p0rtast sews from the contl.sent.
The Cunard Steamer Canads, with dates from
Liverpool to the 4th instant, arrived at Halifax on
Monday evening, having made the passage in the
short space of nine Jays.
By Magnetic Telegraph.
Transmitted for tlie Baliimure American
St. John's, N. B. May 16, A. M.
Tlie Canada, Capt. Judkins, with 82 through
passengers, arrived at Halifax on Monday eve
ning at half past 6 o'clock, making, with two ex
ceptions, the quickest passage out on iccord, and
quicker from 2 to 3 days than she ei'er performed
the passage before.
Our express left Halifax at 7 o'clock, and every
possible exertion was made to get the news thro'
for the papers of yesterday, but unfortunately there
was no steamer in readiness to take it acrjsj the
Bay of Fnnduy the express steamer having been
detained here longer than usual on account of a
very heavy storm in the bay, which it was desira
ble to avoid. '
The Canada brings Paris dates to theeveningof
the 2d, London of the 3d, and Uverpool to the af
ternoon of the 4th iii-it. She was to have left
Halifax at 8 o'clock, and may therefore be looked
for at New York early on Thursday morning.
The l.ondon money market continues steady,
and English securities arc on the advance. Cen
sols for iioney opened on Friday at 92 J
The steamer Herman arrived at Cowes from
N. York on the 3d inst.
There is no material decrease iu the stock of
Sullies held by the Bank of England. The total
a?r.-.: of cold ehi???d to the U. Elates, exc'tire
of 25,000 on board the Canida, is. stated at
The accounts from New Yoik ty th.i Niagara
of the fluctuation of Exchanges, has tended rmte
rially to check the exportation of specie. There
is sn improved demand in the London market for
American stocks, more particularly. Pennsylvania
five per cent. The stocg is quoted at 77a79,
which is the only atock rnwioncd lo the London
pa tiers. . ' " . '
f tie accounts of the Bank of France show an
increase of specie to the extent of six millions of
francs. On the 2d iost. French 8 per cent real
ized S9f80c; 3 per cents 581', which is an ad
vance from the preceding day of fide on the 6'e
and 65c on the 3's.
Official notice of the intervention of Russia in
Hungary has been received at Paris. The num
ber ot men placed ut ihe disposal of Austria is
80,000. Another account stales the number to be
The Hungarians have beaten the Austrians
and have almost driven them out of the country.
The greatest alarm prevails at Vienna, aud has
had tlie effect to reduce R iditzky's demand on
Piedmont from 123,000,000 to 80,000,000 francs,
The King of Prussia has definitely refused the
imperial crown. There had been a slight out
break in Berlin.
The war in Schleswig continued, and there was
no prospect of peace. r
it is said that ihe Tuscan troops had entered
Leghorn, and the Sicilians, beaten at all points,
hive virtually submitted to the King of Naples,
More, troops were to leave France for Rome. It
was reported that those under Ordinot had reach'
ed that place, and the Romans had risen in favor
of the people, and that Meeseriere and the repub
lican government had fled, and that the people
would be compelled not only to grant an armi.tice
but desirable reforms.
-Accounts from IiiJii report tlie entire tenniua
tioe of the war on the Punjaub. ' . '
Tlie breach between Najioleon Slid his cousin
Nupolei n Bou iparie has widened jnto a serious
Canadian affairs have been incidentally alluded
to in Parliament, but the ministry have been very
tfnarded in their expressions. ,; '
'-' '' t' i. 'V' -t .' - A - '
Th,e tro J r France is rapidly improving, and
the impiirianl duties of March havs been more i
than double.! when compared with ibo same month I . The N. Y. Herald contauis a long account of
last ye:ir. The increase at" exports is also equally the proceedings of this society, at its anniversary
apparent. i assemblage in New York. We b'arn from the
' " At the London Corn Exchange on Friday there! Her.ild that this society is the real, genuine, orig
was scarcely any business done. Floating car- iiral, radical, unadulterated nti-slavery society,
goes of Indian Corn on the coast found buyers at the " American and Foeiga Anti-Slavery Sooie-
32a 33s per quarter. Good brands of Flour were
offered at 24s, without attracting attention.
Liverpool Cottos Market, May 5. Cotton
has slightly advanced and is now held at 4jd.
Sales of the week amount to 44,100 bales, of
which 30,000 were American. Since the Hiber
nian's sailing the imports at Liverpool were 130,
000 bales, of which 104,000 were American.
Breadstuffs sre depressed.
Flour is heay at 23s to 24s CJ per bbl.
English Wheat has declined I a 2 shillings.
Corn is improved a littlc, being now held at 31
tu 32 shillings. Meal 1 1 shillings. Beef im
proved. Pork is lower.
The money market issteady, consols are quoted
at 92a92j. American stock is brisker.
Transmitted for the Baltimore American.
IMPORTANT FROM CANADA.
Montreal, Mav 15.
An exciting debate came off in the Assembly
yesterday, on the question of the address on the
rebellion losses. Col. regg said in the heat of
discussion that if the Queen gave her assent to
the bill it would absolve every British inhabitant
of the colonies from his oath of allegiance. The
Solicitor General, Bl .ke, called on the Speaker of
the House to mark the words of tlio Tory mem
bers. He added there were some who might be
obliged to answer their names in the criminal
docket for having, by telegraph, inqdiredhow ma
ny thousand men could be brought from Upper
Canada. The Tory loyalists, he said, in their
policy were tyrannical while in office, and traitor
ous and rebels when out, Bitter rccriinins lions
Transmitted fur the Baltimore American.
LATER FROM SOUTH AMERICA.
Boston, May 16.
The brig Haywurd, with dates to the 29th lilt.,
from Caracas, has arrived tit this port, and reports
thst a great fertncjit existed at that pbee in con
sequenceof the resignation of Monagns and Guz
man. It was thought probable that the govern
ment would be overthrown, and that the resigna
tion of Monagas was a ruse to secure the dictator
ship; that Gusman would be sentte England to
negotiate a loan. All .prisoners captured during
the laVt war have been released, including Paez
and his two sons, who wore at Curacoa.
From New Granada we learn that Gen. Lopez
is still acting as President, but a revolution is mo
mentarily expected. The Hay ward also brings a
report that an expediiton of several thousand, in
cluding many Americans, WRsahout tosail to at
tack Bacolar, the strong hold of the Indians.
Transmitted for the Ball. American.
THE CHOLERA IX NEW YORK.
shipwreck and loss of Lirr.
New York, May 16, 7 P. M.
Light cases of Asiatic Cholera and four deaths
have occurred in this city since yesterday. Three
of the case's were in the Sixth Ward. The Board
of health convened today, and appointed a Sana'
tary Committee, with full powers to take measures
for- cleaning the streets and purifying the dwellings
in the infected district.
. (A subsequent despatch says that an investiga
tion bad taken place in regard to tlie cases of Chol
era mentioned above, and the deaths were found
to proceed from some other disease.
The schr. Fair Dealer, of Boston, from Bristol,
Maine, went ashore on Suiter's Island in the gale
of Sunday night. All hands perished, except a
small boy: .'-'.
THE CHOLERA INCKEASiXS.
eaitles of tj. s. tr0op3 wfth ixiiians.
St. Louis, Mat 15.
Reports have reached here from the Plains,
which state that many ol the Californiiemigrants
are dying on the way, principally by cholera .
About the 1st of March, the U. S. Dragoons had
two battles with the Eutaw and Apachee Indians,
near Taoa, in New Mexico. The result of the
firot battle was S Dragoons killed and 8 Indians
in tho next about 20 Indians only. The Indians
were alone the aggressors iu both instances. A
nother battle was reported between the F.utawi
and Apaches, iu which forty of the latter were kill
' Cjncixsati, Mat 15.
There is no diminution in the number of rases
during Ihe last 24 hours. The disease sfill con
tinues iu Its mikl type, partaking more of the char
acter of the ordinary dysenbry than the Asiatic
ANOTHER RIOT AT MONTREAL.
. . Montheai., May 10, 1849.
The ministry gave a dinner last night to the
delegates from Upper Csnsda, at Titus' Hotel.
- At midaight a mob attacked the hotel, smashed
the w indows and broke open the doors.
Pistols shots were fired from inside and two men
wounded. A man named Miller received shot
in tlie neck.
. At length the dragoons and infantry succeeded
in dispersing the mob. No live were lost.
The excitement to-day in consequents has bceu
very great, and fresh troubles expected to-night
Transmitted for tlie American.
WasmsoToN, May 17, 1349.
SEARCH FOR SIR JOHN FRANKLIN,
The President upon mature reflection has deter.
mined to despatch two national rt-saeU for the pur
pose of seeking nut and succoring the Expedition
under Sir John Franklin, or failing to find tlie lost
Explorers, to ascertain their fate. Measurers will
speedily be Liken for the accomplishment of this
purpose. , ' . '' "
The President ha recognised Fernando B. rn
ardon as Consul of Portugal," for the. States of Deb
aw-sr., Pennsylvini.i, and Cew J', rsey.
r rom t!ie KichmonJ Kepuoiienn.
"AMMEHICA A V,'I-SI,AVERV SOCIETY."
ty being a seceding branch of this establishment
The secession was on account of the ultra views
of the " American Anti-Slavery Society !"
The Herald states that the Talierhacle was "tol
erably well filled with a parti-colored and highly
variegated assemblage. There were white faces,
and yellow faces, and red faces, and black faces,
long hair, and short hair, straight hair, and woolly
hair, beautifully interspersed throughout the build
ing, both np stairs and down stairs. Among those
in attendance, We saw Wcndall Phillips, Floyd
Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Lucy Stone,
and several others of the supporters of the Institu
The Herald adds, that a great many gentlemen
and ladies of the Society of Friends were also
present. A large number of the race for who-e
injury these proceedings took place, were also in
attendance. Among tho prominent personages of
the occasion was one Wm. Brown, fugitive slave.
The following financial statement was read,which
comprises the receipts and expenditures of the
Society lor the last yoar : -Receipts.
To Ball from old account, $3 59
Standard and donation account, . 6,958 20
Publication account, 37 "78
Total, $6,992 58
For the Anti-Slavery Standard Agents, and
the support of the office in this city, 86,975 13
Balance $17 44
It is evident that however anxious these people
ar-3 to get hold of other people's procrty, tliey
know how to take good care of their own. The
principal capital of the society consists in wind.
In contrast with a statement of receipts so small
that it might be easily put in jpurcyo, the Herald
has five closely printed columns of tjieeches. Words
cost nothing, and words are about. all that these
fanatical, yet discreet, persons have to give to their
The speakers on the occasion were Floyd Gar
rison, Pillsbury Parker, of New Hampshire, Wen-
can riiiinps, ot Massachusetts, ire J. Uonglass,
(a runaway slave,) Win. Brown, (a runaway
slave,) Lucreiia Molt, Misa Lucy Stone, die. & c.
The great burthen of all the speeches was an at
tack on the Northern churches and clergy for hold
ing communion in any way or shape with the
Southern clergy or slaveholders. Lloyd Garrison
proclaimed, as the position of tlie society, " that
no slaveholder should be recognised as a Christian
aud that any one w ho dares to call his brother as
properry is destitute of Christ."
Another of the speakcrs,PilUbury Parker.wound
Up his absurd tirade by the remark, "Politics are
giving way, but the church has thrown herself in
the breach, and it is therefore against the pulpit
that we shall direct our attacks." Mr. Parker al
so gave a vehement kick at the American Union.
Mr. Wendall Phillips sajd ; " True to our mis
sion, we attack the church or the state." " Our
plan of reform is we confess without flinching
to trample rn tlie laws of this country, the consti
tution of this country, and we call upon yon to do
likewise." " The abolitionist will disobey the
law, and act on his own conscientious convictions.
Is that fanaticism or infidelity I If it be so, then
welcome both" ! " Daniel Webster says you are
a law-abiding community; but, thank God, we
are not, Massachusetts, at least, is not. She is
not quite so low as her statute book, for wo defy
despotism there by disobeying the law." Mr.
Phillips concluded by intimating that " your grand
children may yet honor our unworthy figures in
marble." Brass would be a more appropriate ma
terial. ' v
Frederick Douglass (runaway) seemed some
what disgruntled that the audience begsn to dis
appear at the ccr.tlr.eion of Mr. Fkiliips' philippic.
"Mr. Douglass" was of the opinion that " Ameri
can morals and religion," were in a bad way, es
pecially at the South. ..." Mr. Douglass" was se
vere upon Zachary Taylor and Henry Clay.
There was such a rush for the door at this time
that the speaker brought hi remarks to an M un
timely end." - "
The menotony of the exercises was varied by a
long legged gentleman from Ohio peddling among
the audience the auto-bingrnpliy of an abolitionist
by ihe name of Wright, during which period, the
ileraU says, " a song was sung by two or three
ladles and old gentlemen, tq the ancient air of
Oh ! Su-san-nah
Don't you cry for me,
For I'm going to Alabama
With ihe banjo on my knee.
The exact words of the song were, we believe :
'. Oh, the star of freedom,
That's the star for me ;
it will lead to Canada, '
Where I will be free."
At the adjourned meeting of the society, Mrs.
Lucreiia Mott was delivered of a speech, and so
far succeeded in surpassing the blasphemy of her
male associates that we must be excused from ma
king any extracts from her remarks.
Mr. Pillsbury Parker buited his head against
the buttresses of Trinity Church, and pedicted
that iu two centuries it and tho religion preached
:.. ...Ill l u..- n ii. r
iii u wm ob I, una iuiii. , u Hereupon mere was
decency eroilgXM id tip assemblage to raise
"great biasing," attda voice exclaimed, " we di n'
want such talk it Van insult to New York."
Wm, Brown (runawajslavc) made a speech
Our impression, onrtadiu,
Brown' is, that he possesseifcthe riclie fancy tint
most inventive nonius of any man mwnt. Mr
Brown" also endeavors to be a wag, is will be seen
by the Ibllwing extract, with which we stall close
our r4ic of this Bedlam let loose! ",
"When I lived down South.and mv inastar .!
here let me give yon a description of my old master
for Iw made an impression on me which I would
like to make upon ym he was a whininir. mv.
ing, complaining, psahn-sintring man, who ordered
me, every evenmgat nine o'clock togodown totli.
niffger', and rail llnni to nravers. fLsn-rhu.1
Every night he called them in, andlho fnllueuce
wlncu toe master liaU, in nutting them all asleep
ot Mmvcr, wan reins raauie. IIO Bnssesscd i
t miiietic powerwhich Suih ri,i nd could mttoiif!
i (Liughnr.," .
From the A'. O. DtlL lilhinst.
And the Rea or eiif. Cut.
The water in the rear of the second nnJ Fourth
Wards, Srcoad Municipality, continued sWIy ri
sing through Thursday nighi,a nd all day yes erday,
and our despatches fro.n tlu Sanve Crevioe.in an
other column, leave faint hope of an abatement of
the flood. The whole of the new Shell Road is now
covered to the depth of a foot and a half to three
feci, and the Canal, overflowing its North bank, is
pouring its surcharge into the rear of tho Seventh
Ward, Second Municipality; and tht-nce the water
finds no impediment to the lower extremity of the
city. Although the water is constantly rising a
hove the New Canal, it has not covered the ground
futher inward than it did on Thursday night. This
is owing to Ihe obstruction offered by the ridge on
which Apollo street runs, which for the present
acts as a psrtiaV barrier, and forces the water to
seek its level over the North bank of the canal.and
through the artilTical channels penetrating the city.
The district now overflowed is two or three feet
higher than either Camp or ca nal streets, and it is
only the Apollo street ridge which prevents the im
mediate inundation of the whole Second Munici
pality; but as the ridge is intcrecteil by gn't jrs,
ditches, arid the Melpomene Canal the calamity, it
i lo bo feared, is only defcred for a brief space.
Already has the overflow, below the .Canal, spread
it-elf as far in as the outeredge of the inhabited
portion of the Seventh Ward ot the Second Muni
cipality, and of the backwards of the First Muni
cipality, and is steadily advancing. In short, the
whole city is threatened wiJi inundation.
Those of otu population who have been the first
victims of the calamity, are generally the poor and
the struggling; and many of them, with the water
flowing at their doors, arc in a pitiable situation.
It needs, we trnst, no other incentive than a bare
statement of their condition, to command from tlicir
more fortunate neighbors and fellow-citizens, the
sympathy and assistance their condition demands.
From the N. 0. Picayune 15th inst.
Additional News from the Crevasses.
The Crevasse at Sacve's. Yesterday after
noen we again visited the crevasse, and are con
strained to say that the prospect of closing it is
poor indeed. With tlie present means and upon
the present plan we think success altogether im
probable, nay, almost impossible. Mr. Dunbar,
who now has the management of the works, is al
most diaconr.iged, although he still pesofveres.-
A few of the laborers who have been working in
tlie water, under a hot sun, have become sick, and
this has so alarmed the others that many of them
have left. There are now fewer than u hundred
men at work.
Theuppenrunce of the place is i.vr-h as it was
on Saturday and Snnday. The hull of the old
ship which was scuttled on Sunday has sunk in
its bed about eight feet, within the last twenty-four
hours, by the washing away of the earth at
those points where she first touched. She now
lies keeled over partially upon her sides, leaning
towards the shore, her upper deck upon the lower
side being i.enrly down to the water's edge.
A row of piles has been driven in upon the out
side of the hull, the intervening space to be filled
with sacks of earth. A large stream of water still
flows under the old ship, which is moored at the
most critical part of the work. As a last resource
a flatboat has been brought up alongside, laden
with a large number of sacks of earth pilled upon
one side of her, and she will be scuttled by the side
of the old ship, being mado to sink with the heavy
or "loaded" part towards the river, so as to make
a breakwater against the current running under
the old vessel. This flatboat will probably 6e
sunk this morning and the experiments of its use
fulness soon tested.
It is thought that about one fifth less writer is
now discharged through the whole gorge than
was discharged three days since. The depth of
water where the piles were driven yesterday was
about fourteen feet.
Tnt Ovrpriow". An excellent movement was
ycterday made towards arresting the progress of
the flood in the res r of tlie city. Under the a utho
rity of the Second Municipality Council, Messrs.
Surgt and Hasrison, surveyors, employed about 500
men and commenced operations on the ridge at the
Metuirie Race Course, to make an outlet fur the
water at that place. The work was prosecuted
willi vigor, and before night a canal of jver 300
feet in length was cut, of such dimension that a
large quantity of water has already passed off.
We were informed that tho water on the Shell
Road in the vicinity of the Half-way House at 7
o'clock last evening had been reduced 3 inches.
This, if accurate is great good news.
The Concordia Iiitelh'zenccr of the lOih.lias the
The fall of the waterTn the Mississippi river
which has been anxiously anticipated for some
time, has begun in earnest. It has fallen, here,
alrendy, more than seventeen inches, and as tlie
fall continues, tlie water falls tlie faster. The
immense floods from the Yazoo and other swamps
will pass off beyond us in a few days now ; and
we then shall have all the fall of water that we
desire. There will be time to plant cotton bare.
ly lime to do so with the pivspect of any thing '.ke
a crop. , ' : ,
Black river and Tensas have been swollen.
tliis week, with heavy rains, but tlie Bayou Macon
Wis falling on Thursday, and it is believed thai
Tensas was on a stand yesterday, while Black
r.ver wasnerly in this promising condition. '
YV e have bad a report that Red River was 'ri
sing. This Was a mistake. Ked River showed
drift from its mouth, but this came out of Black
River. ludeed, so low is Red River that persona
who entered it from Black River on Monday last
Coul I d srovcrno sign of Red River water near the
mouth sf Bluck Rivor. Black River was barking
Rtd River ,
Tbe same paper adds :
The we it her of this week has been b.oj and
goes!, wet and dry, sjormjr and calmy. On Mon
day there was rumbling and grumbling above aud
gloom around, aud on Tuesday the lightning flaslt
ed, the thunder rolled and rent the skr, aud tlie
rain fell in torrents.- Monday being the 7lh of
May. a day never lo be forgili-n in Natoliea, so
long ns a tornado may be dreaded, the fesrs of
ppl were awakened. The quantity of water
that fell did much injury to tire fields here. Thnrs-
lay was a peasant dv enoiirh. vesterdav was de.
i- i ... , ..... r- r -
ligmiui, una mis day promises wetl."
THE I'OU TIC&OF THE day. j
The staples of political discussion fiustlv re- !
marks ihe Baltimore American) are now mostly
local and incidental. The journals opposed to the
administration, marling the most of t!ir re.wure
es, and copiously full of complaints and expostu
lations at the chaugee made in public offices.
Upon this theme Ihey re eloquent and pathetic.
A New Hampshire paper asks with much perti
nence; ' . i
In all their papers, from Texas to Maine, what
is ihe theme ol discourse ? Are there an' recreate
expressed that the new Administration may over
turn some of the plans which the so-called dem-
ocracy originated ? Not a Word of il. Do you
hear tirades against a discriminating tariff ? Not
a word of that cither, is any solicitude felt fi.r
that peculiar pet of the recent Administrations, the
Sub-Treasury. The rocks in the most secluded
dell of New Hampshire are not more silent than
are ihe laxofoco papers upon that maltcr, aiid ta
rifl's and subtreasuries, peace and wa.r, "manifest
destiny,'1 high or low postage, river aiid harbor
improvements, Congress mileage, banks and rail
roads, have no place in tlie thoughts of the out
going party, which are all bent upon what it ie
now apparent has formed its only bond of union-
the proceeds of fat oflices,and money making jobs.
Yes the " unterrified democracy," us they called
themselves, who for about twenty years araotte,
like a very Colossus.over everything ; who treated
the Whigs wilh the utmost arrogance ; who. said,
in 1844, that the character of the general admin
istration was determined for a quarter of a centu
ry, and that tlie Whig had better disband at once:
this party we repeat so arrogant, so vindictive,so
confident that it was entrenched behind ramparts
which could not be demolished for ever so many
years.- is crfmg orer the loss nf its bread
and butter ! ':',' :' . ; ' '
The late official paper, not content with filing
editorial columns with outcries about proscription
rilled other columns with auxiliary contribution on
the same subject. What is wanting in variety is
supplied by repetition, sothat all who come to the
feast, if they complain orHie caterer, must at least
admit that there is enough provided. And no
doubt it is all very good of its kind, but like the
patent soda ater of the ventriloquist, the kind is
rot very good. '.
In reducing its range of reasoning and patriot
ism to the items of proscription, pledges and pity,
the " Union" seem to be proceeding upon tl
principle of that lover of landscape and of ihe
picturesque, who contended that all the variety
presented by Nature was to be found include! in
three words, water, plants and ground."
" For what is Nature ring the changes round,
But three flat mites as water, plants and ground !
Prolong the peal, yet spite of ail your clatter,
The three flat notes are,' still ground, plants and
So when some Jiihn hi dull invention racks,
To rival Boodle's dinners or Ai.macks, '
Three uncouth legs of mutton shock oureyrf,
Three roasted geese, three buttered apple-pies."
Whether, with this limited variety, die thing is
mended by serving up the same dishes hashed, the
readers of the " Union" may judge, But, by way
of desert to political banquets, some discission a
.bout " democracy" are furnished democracy
which it designates, by a strange abuse of the
definite article, " the democracy." But the article
is so indefinite that it comes up in a shape resem
bling a floating inland or a whipped ryllabub.
LATEST FROM CALIFORNIA GOLD !
The New Orleans Picayune of the 8th instni t,
publishes a letter from San Francisco, dated the
8th nf March, which fully confirms all that we
have heard in relation to the amazing richness of
the California gold mines. The writer says :
" I wrote yon a few days rince on onr arrival,
and avail myself of the detention of the vessel ft r
Marallan, to give you some items of ma'ters an.!
things in this delectable country. In the Crt pf e ,
so far as one can lea nyfce foil1 stories ert all true.
The consequence fa that labor, rents, provisions,
4tc, are enormously high. Town prrty for
cash is beyond anything ever heard of in a new
country, and lots are seliing in this pl .ee from f.vs
to twenty thousand dollars j rent from five hun
dred to one thousand dollars per month. Carpen
ters' wages eight to ten dollars per day. The-,
steamer California is deserted by every soul ea
cept the optsln and chief mate, and there is no
probability of her leaving under two or three
months. This is speculation on my part, foi there
is no saying when she will get eiher fuel or crew.
Fifty to one liur-dred dollars per day Is nothing
extraordinary fir miners to make. Thireis,hov,,
ever, some danger from Indiansandourown coun
trymen, prowling about the country committing
murder and theft. Gold Is very abundant,' and
goods extravagantly high, and. an immense popu
lation coming forward, who all resort to the mines,
and retnrn merely to throw away the proceeds of
tlicir labor. .In fact, I can hardly give you an idea
of the state of tho country. Those who have been
here a year, wiih common industry and prudence,
are worth from twenty thousand to two hundred
thousand dollars. I have not been able to procure)
board in the place ; and in company with Mr. Fra-i
iii r and young Ducnw, have pitched our ten!
a qcarter of a mile from town. Wages cf sew
rants 8 1 50 tn $200 per month, and in the course,
of two or three weeks, 'when It will be seasonable;
weather, to go to the mines, none will be had at
any price. You may judge what a state of thiajsj
txlst when common laborers tun go totne miiva
land return In a month or six weeks with from n
to three thousand dollars In gold.
It is yet too early for the mass to start to (ha
mines, tho weather having been very iucleii ent.
We Intend tn go up to the tnin and see the conn
try, an 1 have Sinned a party of fl e fir that pur
pe. The grsat difficulty la Iu procuring convey
ance. The price of passage to gutter s Jrt is
$J5 each, f 5 per ewt. for biggage aud proswimis.
We have an idea of buying a whale-boat ) the
price l 91W. r mm oiuvrs rmn u- r-i .ni.,
laus the transpcirtathin i difficult and expensive,
m a team of oxen and wsgooenrn 810 otr i!m
Gold is'selline al U per ounce, but U takm in
trade at t'T. It is worth In Valwrolso $ 1 5. a nd"
j would ur-tt in the Stts fJIT, alt irw.rsoa j. i.!.'"