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manding, 15 days from Havana, arrived at this port on Saturday evening, and anchored off the Naval Hospital. From the captain, officers and one of the passengers, we gather the following particulars respecting the late terrific hurricane at Havana. Commencing on the 10th, it continued to rage with increasing fury until 10 o'clock P. M. of the the 11th, devastating property and human lite beyond any former parallel in the history of hurricanes in that hitherto devoted and exposed region. The Flirt was to the westward, and felt the gale on the 9th, 10th, and 11th, and a very rough time of it. The exact extent of the ravages had not been ascertained when the Flirt sailed. Up to the time of her sailing it was understood that nineleen American vessels, twelve of which belonged to Boston, and a large number of foreign vessels, including the entire French lleet, and two British men-of-war vessels, went down at their anchorages, with terrific plunges, and broken limbs and drowning bodies were seen floating on the surface. The sound of the wind resembled the roar of artillery. The city itself had suffered tearfully, many houses being blown down and many more unroofed and otherwise injured. The precise loss of human life had not been ascertained; the American consul thought 150 lives were lost in the harbor, but enough was known to make this fealure of the hurricane truly hideous and appaling. The Flirt has been absent about seven months and in port only 20 days.
Havana. Oct. 18, 1846. * * * * Out of one hundred and sixteen ves. sels in port, about one hundred are either totally lost or very much damaged.
The sugar crop on the island is said to be injured to the amount of two hundred to two hundred and filty thousand boxes. The coffee crop is almost wholly destroyed. The banana, plantain, and orange trees are nearly all ruined.
[From the Bermuda Gazelle, Oct. 20.] By the arrival yesterday of the steamer Thames, Captain Hast, R. N., we have been attentively favored with the particnlars of an awful hurricane which visited Havana on the 10th and 11th inst.
The Thames was at Havana at the time, but fortunately with three other vessels only, rode out the gale in safety.
The Sneers at the Navy Yard are blown down,
The wharves are turn up and much injured, and are covered with wrecked property. The town has suffered comparatively lillle, but the suburbs especially the Cerro Horcon, Colon, and town Lazaro very much. In Regla also the damage done is frightful, in one house alone, or rather out of its ruins, were dug 11 corpses. What is the total number of lives lost it is not yet known. The Theatre Tacon has suffered a good deal, the Theatre Principal is in ruins. At the height of the hurricane the barometer was 27 74. In 1844 it was 28 42.
VESSELS ASHORE OR SUNK, Ten British merchant vessels. Among them we noticed the Agnes Jane, Richardson (totally dismasted, fast ashore, stern stove in, larboard side do., has 520 boxes of sugar on board.) Nineteen American ships, barks, brigs and schooners, thirty-three Spanish, two Russian, Iwo Bremen, four Danish, two Belgi. an, one Dutch, four French, one Austrian and one Brazilian. The Regla ferry steamers and Mantanzas steamers are some sunk, some ashore and useless.
SHIPS OF WAR. Frence frigate Andromedle, 60, Rear Admiral La Place, fast ashore. French corvette Blonde, 20, ashore, masts gone, capsized-lost. French steamer Tonnerre, masts and funnel gone, and serious damage. Spanish brig Labanero, 20, Vice Admiral Libera, safe, and the Spanish brig Constitucion, 20, totally lost, gone to pieces. Spanish brig Laborde, ashore. Spanish schooner Criolla, 1, wrecked-in pieces. Spanish schooner Habanero-ashore. Spanish schooner Polka, 1, wrecked- in pieces, Spanish schooner Infanta-ashore. Spanish brigantine Tuaniba, wrecked-in pieces. Spanish steamer Montezoma: ashore-foremast gone. bowsprit and bows knocked away. Spanish steamer Guadaloupe. ashore, Spanish brig Trueno, quarantine hulk, ashore-totally lost.
The rapid fall of the barometer, and the general ap fearful damage to the inward wharves of the bay, pearance of the water from 10 A.M. of October 10, and the vessels in the close harbor, five of which at Havana, led the inhabitants to apprehend a coming were stranded. About noon the storm seemed to be storm. Ai 10 P.M., a terrible hurricane set in the at its height-the waves sometimes forming a verti. barometer, in English inches, being at that hour at cal wall of ten or !welve feet. It was a magnificent 29 deg., 68 min., the thermometer 80 deg., the wind sigát, displaying the power ot the Almighty in addblowing in strong squalls from N.E. At midnight ing sublimity and beauty even to the strise of the ele. the barometer was 29 deg., 50 min. At 4 A.M., of ments and the objects of terror and destruction, the 11th, the barometer had fallen 10 29 deg., 24 sec., In addition to ihe above, we are favored with the but the thermometer still stood at 80 deg. At that following letter from Commodore Sloat to the Secre. hour the wind had veered from N.E. to N.N.E., and tary of the Navy:the squalls had become furious. At 6 A.M. the barometer was 29 deg. 14 sec. with the wind very vio
New Orleans, Oct, 23, 1846. lent and changing between N.E. & N.W. A. 9 A.M.
Sir:-I have the honor to inform the department the barometer was 28 deg. 5 sec. and the thermome
that I arrived at Havana on the evening of the 7th ler at 79. The wind by this time a continued hurri
instant, from Chagres, in the English mail steamer; cane until half-past 10.' It displayed ils greatest fu
and not finding any vessel to sail for any southern ry with the wind at the North, with the barometer as
port of the United States, I embarked on board the U. low as 27 deg. 74 min. At 11 A.M. the wind was
S. brig Perry, and sailed on Saturday the 10th, di. W.N.W. with hard squalls. At noon the barome
recting Lieutenant Commandant Blake to land me ter had risen to 28 deg. 35 min. The wind still blow
at Charleston, or any port south of that, from which ing hard from N.W. and W.98.W. with repeated
I could reach Washington without delay. During squalls from these quarters. At 2 P.M. the barome
the night it commenced blowing a gale, and on Sunter had risen to 28 deg. 91 min, with the wind at W.
day it increased to a tremendous hurricane, such as N.W. and W. AL 4 P.M. the wind still blowing in
never before has been witnessed in those seas, Dusqualls and the barometer at 29 deg. 23 sec. the ther
ring the whole day and Sunday night the brig was mometer again at 80 deg. AL5 P.M. the barometer
driven belore it at the rate of twelve or thirteen miles was at 29 deg. 30 min.
per hour, and no one on board expected her to live HAVANA, Oct. 14.
from one moment to another. About 2 o'clock on We received news from the country last evening, Monday morning, she struck on the Florida reef, of the damage caused by the storm. At the Alijan about torty miles east of Key West, a kird Providria, 57 negroes were buried under the ruins of a dence directing her to a part of the reef, where the trc. baracon, and 30 at the Armistad. At the Mangla, not mendous high seas carried her over, striking several a single tree has remained standing, and the coffee times very hard, and breaking the rudder from the trees are very much injured. All the coffee that was stern post. The masts were immediately cut away, picked has been carried off. At Sta Rosa, the same to prevent the vessel going to pieces, that the lives damage ensued, and at Conformidad everything is of those on board might have sume chance of being blown down.
saved. She finally stopped in comparatively smooth From the sugar estates we have no direct news. waler. At day light we found we were within a At Carnaito, only one store and the Alambique are mile of one of the Baya Honda keys, and several left.
wrecks near us. On board of one, not half a mile At this place everything is in ruins. Our princi. from us, twenty lives were lost out of twenty-one.pal theatre is a mass of rnins. The destruction to
On Tuesday iwo small wreckers came alongside, the shipping has been awful, and the loss of life truly
and Lieutenant Blake employed them to take on appaling. At Moro the waves were dashed over the
board the guns, shot, and other heavy articles, to new Farola, a height of 120 feet. Three Spanish lighten the brig in hopes to get her off, as she remains man-of-war steamers are in pieces. The houses in quite tight. On Thursday I left her in one of those the country have all generally been levelled with the vessels to land the cargo at Key West, and the next ground.
day took passage in a small schooner from New The following, published by the Diario, is a list of
York, bound to the Brazos St. Jago, the captain the houses destroyed or injured in and about Hava.
agreeing to land me at the Balize, where I arrived na, by the terrible hurricane of the 10th and 11th of
yesterday. October. Houses destroyed, 1275; more or less in
Everything will be saved from the brig, and I jured, 1038. Of the former, 36 were of stone, and
think she will be got off and taken to Key West, and 1239 of wood; of the latter, 225 were of stone, and
probably she may be got to Nortolk under jury masts, 813 of wood. In the district of Guanabacoa, ihere
The department may rest assured that Lieutenant were ten persons killed and twenty-eight wounded,
Blake will do everything that can be done for the more or less grievously. In Tepaste, where there
United States. It is impossible to speak in too high were fiftren coffee plantations, the most of the plant
terms of the noble, cool, and judicious conduct of was destroyed, with a full third of the sugar cane. In
Lieutenant Blake, his officers and men, on this most Potreros full three.fourths of the tobacco plant were
trying occasion: and I am most happy to state that annihilated; also, the white and black beans and ve
no life bas been lost, or any accident happened to getables; the bananas are all lost. The potatoes and
any one on board. Lieutenant Blake will send a yams escaped without much injury, being under
detailed report to the department by the first opportuground productions. An immense quantity of do
nity. He had no time to send one by me, as I did mestic stock, cattle, poultry, &c., were destroyed.
pot determine to leave until five minutes before the In Buenavista and San Miguel, the potatoes, In
wreckers left the brig. dian corn, bananas, and vegetables of all descriptions suffered immensely.
The destruction of life and property by this hurri
cane is immense. Forty or fifty vessels were known Montego Bay, Oct. 13.-A period of two years to be on shore before I left; nearly all the wrecking has just elapsed since we had to record the most se vessels are destroyed; the town of Key West is en. rious disasters to the inhabitants of this town, by tirely in ruins: not more than five or six houses rewhat is called a norther, occasioned by a strong set main uninjured. Of the light-house at Key West and into the bay, from the effects of heavy gales from Sand Key, not a vestige remains : Sand Key is that point, causing a ground swell, which, as soon as washed away, so that the sea flows over it. Fiiteen the wave reaches the reet without, mounts above it, persons were lost at the light-house at Key West, and raises the rolling mass perpendicular to an enor and six at that on Sand Key. Many other lives mous height, which seems to increase, instead of les were lost in the harbor and town of Key West. The sening its impetus, and these enormous rollers drive revenue culter Morris is a wreck, lying in two feet towards the shore in continuous succession, where water; the custom house is blown down, and the breaking their infuriated force on vessels, wharves, marine hospital unroofed, and otherwise much inor rocks, or whatever comes in their way, sweep all jured : the preparations for bnilding the forts are enthat can be moved before them in their inward course. tirely destroyed. The barracks escaped with less The present visitation was from the south. It began damage than any other buildings, but they have on Saturday evening, (the same day of the month been slightly damaged. Some stores, wagons, &c., that the October storm of 1844 began,) but it was for the army, have been wrecked in the harbor; and some time ere it gained its full force.
as near as I can judge, the loss of public property at At 3 A.M., on Sunday, it increased; at five it be | Key West will not fall short of two hundred and came alarming, and by seven o'clock it was doing a fifty to three hundred thousand dollars,
Dowsprit and bows
Most respectfully, I have the honor to be your obe fore the hurricane, supposing that we commence de ll to S. lost topsail, stove quarier boat and other dient servant, &c. JOHN D. SLOAT, novo. No storm like this has been known on the damages.
Commodore. island since its settlement. The water in this case Brig Annawan of Thoinaston, for Galveston, To the Hon. John Y. Mason,
rose on the west side of the island, about three feet went ashore on Orange Keys during the gale of 11th Seceretary of the Navy,
higher than known before. It was wholly a wind inst., at 7 P.M. In 20 ininutes after the vessel struck Washington, D. Č. tide.
the reet, she was in a sinking condition, and the Perhaps the department may deem some change lime was found to be on fire. The boat was im. Sunday, October 11.
in the mode of construction, necessary since this event. mediately cleared away, and all hands got into it, - [From the Washington Union, Oct. 31.)
On this point I shall submit my views to the depart having barely tinie to escape from the wreck saving Key West, Oct. 14, 1846. ment as soon as possible, and a more full report of nothing. Ai 8 P.M., they lost sight of the brig, she It is my painful duty to report to you a dreadful the disaster, giving now only this brief outline, to being under water, with the exception of the weather calamity which has befallen this place, and every
avail of a special messenger about to depart for side of the house. Sieered the boat before the sea thing connected with the Florida reef so far as heard Charleston.
during the night, the sea running tremendously, the
We have just this moment heard from the Tor boat being half Tull of water at times, and in great from.
The town of Key West is now a heap of ruins. tugas. Garden Key is safe, though the light-house danger of being swamped. Was in the boat four days Of about 400 houses, large and small, there is not
is much injured, and small vessels lying ihere dis. and nights suffering greatly, having neither food nor more than 10 or 12 leti standing, or in a habitable masted.
drink that time, and being drenched with salt water. condition, and those much shattered, whilst the ge
The U. S. brig Perry is wrecked to the eastward. On the evening of the 3rd day, saw a bark to windneral confusion and distress can hardly be realized.
· I have the honor to be, respectfully, your obedient ward, and on the 4th day tried to cross her bow. Was On Sunday, 11th inst. we were visited with a learful servant,
picked up by the bark David Nichols, and brought to hurricane, accompanied with torrents of rain. The
Captain Engineers. this port.
To Col. J. G. TOTTEN, gale commenced about 3 A.M. from the northeast,
More of the Gale.- Capt. Howes, of the ship Diana, and continued to increase during the day, when at
Chief Engineer, Washington, D. C.
which arrived yesterday from Havre, reports that on between 3 and 4 P M. the wind veered to the south
Schr. New York, from Pensacola, on Oct. 11th,
the 21st inst. a boat froin the light house at Gun Key east, and the storm became a tornado. At this time lat. 27, long. 79, 80, experienced a heavy gale of
came off to him, and reported that on the 11th inst, commenced a scene which defies description. The
every vessel in the port of Havana was sunk, save houses in town (stone as well as wood) were torn wind from east, during which carried away both
four. Despatches had been sent to Nassau lo propiece-meal and scattered away like chair belore the masts, losing all the sails and rigging attached, lost
cure vessels to take freight. The boal reported the wind, rendering it dangerous to move about which part of deek load, and caused the vessel to leak.
news to have reached Gun Key by the way of Nas. last was indeed impossible, as a foothold could not
The Picayune of the 23rd insl., says it is indebted
to Lieut. Pease, for the details of a terrible gale in be maintained. The wind gradually changed to the
sau. It also reported seeing a vessel on the 21st
inst. going down the gulf with the main mast gone. south, still blowing with the saine strengih, and fithe Gulf, of a fúry which is unexampled. To begin
Capt. Howes reports that on the 21st inst. forly nally to the southwest, abating its fury about 11 P. at Key West-It commenced blowing from the north
miles east of Sand Key, he saw a three masted vessel M. Of course the sea was driven into the harbor,
east on the morning of the 11th, and the tide rose ra
pidly. and against the island with tremendous force. The
ashore. The same day he saw floating the lower The storm increasing in violence, raged to
masts, with top and rigging attached, which had aplower part of the town was inundated to the depth of an hurricane until midnight, when it abated. The
parenily belonged to a ship of about 600 tons burthen. three feet, with a strong current running across it, next day it blew a moderate gale. But the hurricane
- N. Ó. Pic., Oct. 27. whilst the public grounds at the southwest point were had swept away every dwelling house save six, in
H.B. M. schooner got on a reef near the Color. in a still worse and more exposed condition. In brief Key West. They were totally destroyed. The
Custom House and the Marine Hospital were both terms, I have to report the total desti uction of all the
ades, on her passage from Jamaica to the Isle of
Pines, and afterwards had to cut away her masts to works thus far erecied for ibe construction of the fort. unroofed. It is supposed that of Government pro
escape being wrecked at the Isle of Pines in the great The wharves, bridges, houses lighiers, boals, tools, perty destroyed the amount is $300,000. The loss of
hurricane of October 11. machinery, and materials, ordnance stores-in short, life is very great. A great many persons were all have been swept away, and mixed up with the
Brig Canonicus, from Trinidad de Cuba, on Oct. drowned, and killed by falling buildings. The
11th experienced a tremendous gale which lasted 48 general ruin. The streets of the town are barricaded Sand Key Light House is gone, and the buildings
hours, shifting from N.E. to N.N.W., lost sa ils, shift. with the timber and debris from the fort-a large and people in them.
ed cargo and done other damage.
The U. S. brig Perry ran ashore, but it is thought amount of which lodged there. Even barbette car
Bark Louisa, from New Orleans, on the 11th and riages, muskets, and crowbars from the fort are found she may be saved. Com. Sloat was on board her;
12th of Oct. encountered heavy gales-split sails, lost in the midst of the town. The strip of land or le
all the hands were saved. The Perry lies in seven
rigging and caused vessel to leak. vee along the shore on which the public buildings
Brig Galveston, N. Orleans, 16 ds-has experi3 miles from Key West with loss of masts, anchors, were placed, being the highest of the public ground, 4 chains, guns, bulwarks and probably a total loss.
enced heavy weather nearly all the passage. 11th has been completely levelled by the sea. The stable
and 12 h inst., Lat, 29 to 30, had a violent gale from and blacksmith shop only remain, in a shattered conThe Brig Colorado, of Boston, was probably dis
NE to SE, in 20 fathoms .water, carrying sails dition, having been removed from their original pomasted and went ashore, but was got off much in
heavily to keep off shore; shipped a heavy sea which sition—the former about 200 feet, with all the horses jured.
broke away about 30 feet of the starboard maiorail, and mules in it, five in number, which, with the The schr. Com. Kearney is ashore in two feet
len stancheons, bulwarks, &c.; started and badly forage are safe. The large cistern, which was of water. The schr. Geo. Bennell, Warfield, was dis
strained deck house, lost mainsail, and spencer, and masonry, founded upon the rock remained uninjured. masted, is now discharging, and will be condemned. foretopstaysail and foretopgallantyard and sail, split Upon this the overseer and several others saved their The H. W. Safford of N. Y. for Brazos Santiago,
foresail and foreiopsail sprung main boom and forelives. It being Sunday, very few men were on the came in dismasted, but lies high and dry, with part
topmast, and received other damage. ground. Four men who were in the barracks, were of her cargo thrown overboard. The Brig Wolkullost, a fifth was saved by clinging to the wheel of a 6 la from N. Y. lell before the gale; the schooner Ca
Monday, October 12. pounder, after drifting three hundred yards towards tharine H. Bacon, damaged, but not lost; also the Nassau, N. P., Oct. 26, 1816.-Schr. Queen Pothe hospital.
Adelia, Waldrun, of Rhode Island; the brig Gen. mare, is here dismasted in a gale, on the 12th, near The light-house, at the southwest point, including Wilson of N. Y. went ashore in three feet water. - the riding rocks on the banks. keeper's house, has been swept away, leaving not a The brig Napoleon, of Boston, dismasted, was con Also brig Pandora, of Boston, bound from St. Dovesiige to mark the spot where it stood. At this demned and sold for $200.
mingo lo Boston, experienced a hurricane, 5 feet place the keeper's family and friends, 14 persons, Bark Elizabeth J., from Havana, on Oct. 11'h. en water in the hold, and was compelled to run ashore perished; and where Sand Key and its lighihouse countered a violent hurricane from S.E., which on the west Caicas-cargo, he believed, nearly all stood, is now lett only a shoal. All the vessels in swept deck load, slove bulwark, carried away boats, saved. the harbor, ten or twelve brigs and schooners, have &c.—was obliged to cut a way main-mast to preserve THE WEATHER.-The dry gale ended yesterday in been driven ashore and wrecked, including the re the vessel.
a rain storm. Great quantities of rain fell during venue cutter; their crews saved: but as far as as Furiher Destruction by the Gale of the 11th Oct. the day and the wind at intervals blew violently, in certained, about thirty-five lives have been lost on Capt. Winsor, of the ship Sunbeam, which arrived the morning from the north-east, gradually getting the key.
yesterday from Boston, reports having spoken on the round to the south-east. Before night blew a gale, About hali the piles of the wharf remain, and a 18th, thirty miles east of Key West, the U. S. schr. the violence of the wind increasing up to a late hour part of the breakwater of the forls lying below the Fliri, Capt. Sinclair, from Vera Cruz, bound for last nighi. Never have we seen a more dreary level of low water, at the angles. But in this gene Norfolk. Capt. Sinclair informed Capt. Winsor time.- Charleston Mercury, Oct. 13. ral wreck and loss of all the property on band, we that the gale, or rather the hurricane of the 11th Brig Geo. F. Williams was driven ashore at Ty. are put back to the position where we were 9 months instant bad extended to Havana, and that filty ves. bee by the violence of the gale on the 12th instant. ago. A large quantity of lumber may be recovered, sels were lost in the harbor. Capt. W. was not in There have been tremendous storms in Spain, and some tools; pile driver and two scows much in: formed whether the city or any part of the island had Several persons were killed by lightning, and whole jureil. At the present time I have turned my atten suffered from the hurricane; the probability is, how flocks of sheep killed by hail. tion to the collection of the public property that can ever, that the land did not escape the effects of a Ship Sea Lyon, of and from New Orleans, bound be found, and to the erection ol a temporary carpen visitation that has proved so destructive on water. to London, put into Norfolk in distress. Encounterter shop and other fixtures for doing work, and shall Never, we believe, in the annals of American com ed on the 12th inst., a severe hurricane to the Northproceed as soon as possible to re-establish the wharf. merce has there been a season so disastrous to ship ward of Cape Carneveral, Florida; was thrown The loss to the Engineer Department cannot be less ping as the present autumn.
down on her beam ends and shipped and made water than $50,000; that is, it will require that to make us Ship Howard, from Liverpool, reports on the 11th so freely, as lo render it impossible to tree her by the good again, or put us in the same state we were in be- A inst, experienced a tremendous gale from E.N.E. I use of the pumps, at least during the existence of the hurricane; which was a very severe one. While have drifted away. The steamer Gladiator left this Several of the posts of the Magnetic Telegraph, on her beam ends shipped a heavy sea which started morning with the mail, but has returned in conse. that were placed on the tow-path of the canal have the head and main sterns, stove bulwarks, split sails, quence of the heavy sea. The west end of Tradd been washed away, and the wire is lying in the cacarried away head of maintop-mast, &c., the ship Street, leading to Chrisolme's mill, is washed away nal, and on the embankment. righted with a 4 feet list to leeward, and in that con in several places, and strewed with boards and scant P. S.-Boats are passing on the canal without in. dition now lies al anchor in our port.
ling. Birds whart much injured-head entirely car terruption, and there will be no detention on the The schr. Oregon, bound from Darien to New ried away. Head of McElmoyle's wharf injured.-- canal. York, was wrecked during the gale o: Oct. 12, a Moreland's yard injured, and wood washed away.
The schooner New Harbor, Irom Providence, little to the northward of Mosquito Inlet. Crew South Bay wall and side walk, between King and bound to Nonsemond river, foundered during the sa ved. Meeting Streets, much broken up. A few breaches
gale of Tuesday last, off Cape Henry. Captain and Brig Lucy, Smith, Jacmel, 19 days-in distress in the East Bay Battery wall. We learn that no se.
crew saved. bound to N. Y. 12h inst. 15 fathoms of water off St. rious injury occurred on Sullivan's Island. Most of Brig Cocheco, from Bristol, R.I., bound to Hava. Augustine, experienced a severe gale of wind from the fences has been prostrated, but there has been no na, Oct. 13, lat. 38.30, long. 74, in a gale from N.E. E.N.E. to S.E. during which had mainsa il, stay and further mischief.
to S.E., losi jibboom and bowsprit, (struck by a sea,). topsail blown away, lost foretop-gallant mast, stove The Wilmington (Va.) Journal of the 16th says:
foretopgallant mast and sails, sprung foremast and boats, lost deck load, and caused the brig to make -"On Monday night, and throughout the niost part
slove bulwark. 1800 to 2000 strokes an hour.
of Tuesday, we had a terrible gale of wind, accom. The gale which raged at N.Y.on Tuesday last, com panied at intervals with rain. On Tuesday morning
Brig Demarara, from Neuvitas, experienced a semenced at Charleston, S. C., on Saturday last. It from 5 to 8 o'clock, it was at its maximum. During
vere gale on the 13th, from E.S.E., canting to S.W., blew tremendously from the northeast, and among this period trees were uplifted, and fences blown
blowing tremendously for twenty hours, split mainother freaks, it took off the roof from Trinity Church.
topsail, carried away mainyard, lost stern boat and down, and several vessels lying in the river were
received other damage. The wharves were washed, steamboals knocked blown from their moorings, an occurrence that has about, large quantities of wood and slaves floated not taken place in years. We fear that the damage
STORM.-The wind which had been blowing fresh off, breaches made in the East Battery wall, and to shipping along our coast must have been terrific. for the preceding 24 hours from the N.E., suddenly other mischiefs committed.
The mails from Charleston tailed for three days, in chopped round yesterday morning at 7 o'clock to E.S. The Charleston Courier says considerable injury consequence of the bad weather."
E., and from that hour up to the time of our going to has been done in the neighborhood of Georgetown,
press, has blown with great violence.
ABSECOM, Oct. 15, 1846. by the late gale. It commenced blowing hard at N. On the 13th of Oct. we had a severe gale of wind
The immediate effects in our own harbor have
been slight, being confined in the main to one or two E. on Sunday morning, and continued in that quar on our coast, during which a schooner, supposed to
small vessels which have had their bulwarks stove, ter until about 4 o'clock Tuesday morning, when it be the Mary Caroline, of Edenton, N. C., came on shifted to S.E, and blew a perfect hurricane, raising our bar, laden with wheat and corn, broke up and
&c., but on our coast we fear that the damage the tide about two feet above high water mark. drified into the Inlet-all hands supposed lost.
has been much greater. After the change of winj, Much damage has been done to the rice field banks, The Gale at Charleston.-Nothing could enter and
yesterday morning, we had, during some period of in the way of washes and breaks, and the rice of one nothing leave the port. It is over to all appearances,
the day, a very heavy fall of rain. The vessels here
tofore reporled at the several anchorages below the field on Serenily Plantation, which was cut and in the wind having gone round to the southwest yesterthe stable, was drified to the main and will be partly day morning. We have heard, however, of no se
city, still remain, and have thus far outrode the storm lost. The extensive pilings and limber pens at Wa. rious damage, and so well prepared was the shipping
in perfect safety. tie's Point, were completely destroyed. All the rice lo meet the danger, that the injury is trifling com
Brig Rufus Soule, from Malaga, Oct. 13, experi. fields on this side of Winyah Bay are more or less pared with anticipations of those who merely con. enced a tremendous gale from S.E. while laying too, injured. The wharves at Georgetown were much sidered the strength of the gale. The schr. Merchant, shipped a heavy sea, which stove boat and done damaged, and the entire supply of mill timber has of Charleston, lying at Union wharf, broke adrift and other damage. been put adrift. There were but three vessals in the fell foul of schr. Esquimaux, both of which lost bul. In Ballimore, the gale was very severe. The Clipharbor, and they rode out the gale in salety. Some warks, stanchions, &c. The ship Monument, lying per gives the following account: Owing to the strong apprehension has been expressed for the safety of at Fraser's wharf, drew out all the piles to which she easterly wind which blew during the whole of jesthe steamers Wateree and Utility, which were in was secured, fell foul of ship Apollo at same wharf, terday and the day before, the water in the harbor the Santee, and which it is feared has been driven and injured the head of A. The M. drified into was swelled up greatly beyond high tide. The whole ashore.
Fitzsimmon's dock without material injury. The of Pratt street, from Light to South streets, was unOn Monday last, this city was visited by the most brig George, at Brown's wharf, considerably chaled. der water, to the depih of several teet. Calvert street violent gale they have had in fourteen years. It was British ship Conqueroi, lying at Magwood's wharf, was covered with water as high up as Lombard street, no doubt, the same that paid New York a visit on ready for Liverpool, had her sides chafed, broke adrift | during the day, and all the streei running south, toTuesday. The following particulars we copy from and fell foul of brig Gardener H. Wright. The G. wards this portion of Prau street, had a great quan. the Charleston papers:
H. W. has all bows, head, &c., cut down to the deck, tity of water backed up in them. There are but tew Our city has been visited by a gale of great vio. ard otherwise iujured.
cellars on this wharf, and consequently but liule dalence, not surpassed, we think, by any that we expe The C. L. brig Linden, at Maywood's wharf, drew mage was sustained, the water not being bigh enough rienced, since the great storm ot 18:22. The gale out the piles to which she was secuired, fell toul of to run in the lower floors. All the wharves and commenced on Saturday night, from the northeast, ship Gen. Parkill, at same wharf, chafing and other docks around the Basin were more or less overflowand continued blowing from that quarter, occasion wise injuring her bends, carrying a way her foreyard ed, and in some places quantities of wood floated off, ally hauling to east. At two o'clock yesterday, it and foretopgallant mast.
but we hear of no considerable loss being sustained. hauled from the east to southeast, and ended at two The new C. L. ship Columbia, somewhat chafed. Pratt street was impassable for pedestrians at nearly o'clock this morning. Considerable damage, we The schr. Leroy, lying at Exchange wharf, bruke all the intersecting streets, fro'n Light street to the have no doubt, has been done in various parts of the adrift and sell foul of a government lighter, and had bridge over Jones's Falls. We saw boats being rowcity. Prostrate trees and fences, "encumber the her side chafed.
cd about in Pratt street, and it was with great difflground" in every direction. A considerable portion The schr. Charles, (ot Taunton,) lying in the cully that small vessels could be kept from floating of the sontheast corner of the roof of Trinity Church stream, dragged her anchor and fell foul of Adjer's on the wharf. The favorable wind has brought up a in Hassell Street, has been blown off, leaving a de wharf, when she slipped her cable. She injured her large number of bay crafts, and there is probably afloat plorable evidence of the negligence and want of skill head and quarter. The packets Clara Fisher and in the port 100,000 bushels of corn, besides wheat with which it was constructed. The U. L. Brig Romp both sank-the R. a total wreck.
and other grain. Last evening the tide had fallen George, at Brown's wharf, considerably chafed. - Ai Portsmouth, schr. Fredonia, Sawyer, from some two feet, reinoving all apprehensions of a furThe schr. Parogan, at Union wharf, considerably Jonesport for Annisquam, in the S.E. gale on 13th, ther overflow. The wharvez upon the Point were injured. The L. R. had her side chased. The schř. at 10 P. M., struck a drift with both anchors ahead, inundated. All our merchants having goods upon F. W. Johnson, 'at Southern whart, had her side in Pepperell cove; cut away both masts, brought up them suffered more or less loss. The brig Columbia, badly chated. The schrs. Ellen and Sagada hock and rode out the gale without further damage. Fish. Capt. Coffin, lying at Howell's wharl, broke her fastare ashore high and dry al the end of Tradd Street, ing schr. Augusta Jane Ryan, of Belfast, parted one enings and was considerably injured by being bumpsouth side. The schr. Ellen, at Chrisolme's Mills, chain, struck adrift, cut away foremast; brought up ed against the wharf-she was finally secured and is badly chafed. A sloop belonging to Mr. James and rode out the gale. .
lashed. The Railroad Bridge at Canion, over HarM. Dwight, loaded with wood, lying opposite Ben
Havre De Grace, October 14, 1846.
ris's Creek was so much washed that it was connett's whari, Ashly River, sunk. A negro man, the We had a very severe storm of rain and wind yes. sidered dangerous to cross it. The passengers to patroon of the boat, is missed, and supposed io be terday and the night before. The tide in the after and from Philadelphia were conveyed to and from drowned. The sloop Julia Riley, near ihe Charles noon rose to a great height, completely overflowing the outer door in omnibuses. The mail due at two ton Bridge, broken to pieces. The sloop Delight all the wharves. Boats were used in getting to and o'clock was, in consequence, delayed until four. ashore at the foot of Gibbs Street. The fishing smack from the warehouses. There was not much damage Capt. White, and several others, owning wood upon Calhoun sunk at Fitzsimmons wharf, but was raised done. Some coal was lost and the wharves slightly the county wharf, have suffered considerably. The this morning. The steamer Anson, lying at Ex injured.
brig Phænix, from Kingston, Jamaica, and bound change wharl, had one of her wheels carried away, The outside of the tow-path embankment of the in, went ashore on the Fort bar, where she yet reand injured moulding. The steamer Charleston re tide-water canal sustained some damage, but not mains. The steamer Palapsco endeavored to get her ceived some injury to wheel. A number of small sufficient to interrupt the navigation. It is nearly off, but up to a late hour last evening ber efforts had craft boats, &c., sunk. The whole of the wharfs re all covered with water.
been fruitless. The track of the railroad west of the ceived more or less injury. The principal ones are The expression is a common one, but the tide was Canton Bridge has been rendered impassable. The Patton's, Lamb's, Brown's, Solee's, Commercial and certainly higher than was known by our oldest citi. polls of the telegraph on the Philadelphia line, near Southern. Large quantities of firewood-staves, &c., Il zens.
Il ihe Canton Bridge, were also washed away. This
will probably prevent us getting any telegraphic castle have been swept away, together with the pier welling just erected at Camden, was also demolishnews from the North for some days.
at Pepnsville. The pier at Fort Mofflin has been ed, and many fences in that vicinity prostrated. The Clipper adds; we understand that the storm turned over on its side.
From the Newark Advertiser of Wednesday. of yesterday proved very destructive at Alexandria.
DESTRUCTIVE Storm Yesterday.-Much damage STORM IN PAILADELPHIA.—The North American of The large and extensive wharves at that place were
was dore in various parts of the city. A number of swept off, the warehouses and stores overflowed, and yesterday, says:
houses were unroofed and several chimneys were a vast amount of property destroyed, or so damaged "The most violent storm of wind and rain which
blown down. as to be entirely worthless. The rain fell during the has visited our city for thirty years, was experienced The large 3 story brick house in progress on the day in torrents, which, with the violent wind that yesterday. It was at its height between two and corner of Harrison and Market streets, for an exprevailed, caused the tide to rise to a fearful height, ihree o'clock. The Delaware was lashed into a per change and livery stable, and owned by Edward E. sweeping off everything in its range. fect fury, and its roar would have drowned the thun
Jones, was greaily injured-it not being roofed the The Baltimore Patriot says, in relation to the gale, ders of the Niagara itself. The wind being from the wind struck it on the broadside and blew down the Capt. Claypoole, of the steamer Baltimore, who ar S.E. drove the waters up the bay until the docks
greater part of the east and west sides. rived this morning, reports that he experienced a ve were overflowed, and the shipping was in great dan The 4 story house, 336 Broad-st., was nproofed ry severe blow in the bay, and off North Point passed ger. A number of vessels drifted from their moor and the front of the npper story wall blown in. the towboat Walcott, (as he supposed) with boats in ings. The barque Levant, which was cleared for Mr. J.S. Taylor's house, No. 17 Park Place, also low. Two of the boals were adrilt, the tow line ha the West Indies, and was in the stream, was driven three brick houses in Fullon-sl., Nos. 19, 21 and 23, ving broken. He also passed a small schooner, cap. by the violence of the wind against the sloop Repub owned by Mr. Van Renssalaer, of Belleville, and sized off the “ White Rocks”-could see no one on lic, below Spruce street wharf and seriously injured. occupied by Rev. D. W. Bartine, C. A. Glaze, and board, and could not learn her name. The steamer A canal boat laden with wheat was sunk near Race Capt. Bosworth, were unroofed. Cambridge went to the Walcot to afford her relief, street wharf.
The Hickory Pole erected in the fall of '44, near C. if she needed any: but Captain C. thinks she was The gable end of the store of Wm. Jones & Sons, W. Tucker's North Ward Hotel, was prostrated dusafe, as she was making in North Point Creek. The No. 6 North Front blew out with a tremendous crash ring the afternoon. tow boats that she had in tow were filled with water, upon the roof of the adjoining store of Jacob Reese
A tree on the Park, and one in front of this office and one of them had blown ashore. & Son, crushing in the roof and fourth story floor.
were broken in two, and many in other parts of the The strong easterly wind that has been blowing Several flags were blown down-that at Brown's
city were blown down. steadily since yesterday, has caused the waters in Democratic Head Quarters, Chesnut street; and the
The steam boat Passaic was not able to land the our harbor to swell considerably above their usual large one of the Native American Head Quarters,
Bergen Point passengers, and brought them to this height at high tide, and brought up a very large
and the Native American office, the flag was literalnumber of vessels freighted with grain and other ly torn to pieces; the large Whig transparency of A vessel from Nova Scotia, loaded with Pictou produce. " Henry Clay," at their Head Quarters, was entire
coal, was driven up in the mud near the bend in the There is at this lime, probably not less than 100, ly demolished.
Passaic. Great commotion and no little damage oc000 bushels of corn afloat, besides wheat and other The car house at the Germantown depot, fell in
curred in the lumber yards on the banks of the river grain. The water on Pralt street whart, at one or upon a locomotive.
- boards, planks and shingles flying around like birds two points, was up to the railroad track in the mid The Sardinian brig Peuquin and the barque Ohio and being carried by the wind incredible distances. dle of the streer. At the time ot going :v press, the severally experienced damage.
Faitouie & Stoudinger's dock, foot of Division st., rain continues to pour down in torrents,
Sloop, schooner and two barges were also sunk, was overflowed, and undermined, by which means The storm of Tuesday washed away a mile or two the names of which we were unable to learn.
several tons of coal were thrown into the river. of the telegraph posts between Baltimore and Can The steamboat John Stevens with her passen The Jersey City Sentinel says:-The storm, yeston, and likewise injured the railroad. The wind gers from New York, was obliged to remain ai Cam
terday, blew a complete hurricane, doing great daforced the water over the breakwater at Canion, and den for some time ere the ferry boat could cross. mage to our city and borders. Several buildings the shores of the Pata psco were washed for miles. Several small boats, including two sailing yachts, were blown down, and laid level with the ground. Arrangements are made to repair damage with all were among the missing. having been upset.
A brick building, at the head of Green street, the convenient speed.
We are not informed of the loss of any lives. walls of which had just been completed, the roof not The Baltimore railroad, between Philadelphia and In Philadelphia, the Chronicle of yesterday says: having been put on, was totally demolished. A frame Wilmington, has been so much damaged by the -The rain commenced about 2 o'clock yesterday building in Morris street was blown down, and also storm of Tuesday as to render it impassable, and no morning, and continued failing briskly till afternoon one in Harsimus, which had just been erecird. The mail was in consequence despatched southward. when it came down in torrents, and the wind blew || roof of the oil factory was blown off; two large
A letter from Harve de Grace gives the following a hurricane. This continued until 5 o'clock, when buildings in Washington street, corner of York, one list of the canal boals parted from the steamer Gov. the rain stopped, but the wind continued high, and of them owned by D. B. Wakeman, and the other by Walcott during the gale on Tuesday last :
after 6 o'clock it commenced raining again, Mrs. Hedding, were entirely unroofed, and we saw Boat Odd Fellow, laden with antracite coal dritted This kept the election polls pretty clear all day. The the roofs, which were of tin, lying upon the walk, in on shore-boat somewhat damaged, cargo safe; tremendons blow from the northeast did great mis. || 1ront. Much other damage has been done throughChesapeake, laden with iron, also on shore, cargo chief in various parts of the city. The large trans out the city and vicinity. mostly safe, boat a total loss; Delaware, of Lewis parency at the whig head quarters, in Sixth street, We noticed a schooner lying high and dry upon town, dristeil on shore, laden with coal and flour, opposite Minor, was torn to pieces by the wind. The the meadows. A large schooner was driven ashore part of the cargo lost, boat much damaged-the cap.
large flag at the native head quarters, in Chesnut be on the borders of the Thatched Cottage Garden, and lain, John Stall, and a boy, name unknown, missing; low Sixth, was also much toro. It was loaned by lay there this morning with her keel and rudder sunk Arlands, laden with coal and flour, sunk, boat and Horstman. The flag at the democratic head quar. some distance in the sand. Many other vessels were cargo a total loss; Speedy Return, laden with lum ters, in Sixth street, below Shippen, was completely injured, and we understand that Messrs. J. W. & J. ber, part of the cargo lost, boat much damaged.
blown to shreds. Part of the roof of the Assembly Morgan sustained considerable loss in consequence. Schooner Hannah and Abigail, 13 days from Buildings was blown off. The tin roof of W. H. Our wharves were injured in every direction, some Wilmington, N. C. for Boston, put into port, 16th, Gatzmer's New York railroad office, on Delaware of them giving evidence of great havoc. Damage in distress, having experienced a succession of east Avenue, below Walnut street, was blown off. The was also done to the premises connected with the erly gales ihe whole passage; in the gale of 13th, chimney of a back building attached to the dwelling floating dry dock. Our telegraph wires have also lost sails, rigging and deck load. Put in on account house of Mr. J. M. Frailey, in Schuylkil! Sixth-st., suffered damage, and we have no doubt great mis. of first officer being sick with Southern lever. He below Walnut, was blown down, crushing in the chief is done to them in other quarters, which will died on the morning of the 17th.
roof to the floor of the dining room, from which the place serious obstructions in the way of despatches, Br. schr. Prancer, of Boston, for St. John's, N. B. family had only retired but a few minutes, making &c. went ashore on the 13th, on Libbey's Island, and quite a narrow escape. The tences in the vicinity
New York, Oct. bilged; most of her cargo would be saved in a dam were all blown down. Part of the roof was blown The Gale.-A storm of rain from the eastward aged state.
off of the large store at the northeast corner of Se commenced early yesterday morning, and continued Effects of the Storm.-The high tide which ac venth and Market street. The tide in the Delaware during most of the day. The rain was greatly needcompanied the storm of Tuesday has caused great was unusually high, and the river very rough and ed, and it is to be hoped more will yet fall. In the damage along the river, its banks having been over boisterous. Last evening at 7 o,clock the water had afternoon, the wind, which had before been very flowed from the city to the Capes to a greater extent risen over the wharves and still an hour and a half Iresh, increased to a violent gale, which continued than has been experienced since the memorable gale to rise. The steamer John Stevens was compelled until near night. We fear the shipping on the coast of Sept. 1820. In the vicinity of the Lazaretto the to seek shelter from the gale on the Camden shore. has suffered. In the city, the effecis of the gale were earth beneath the track of the railroad has been The race boats Ariel and Dolly were blown from their such as clearly to indicate its severity. washed away for about 100 yards, rendering travel moorings, at the lower part of the Island, and dashed Several of the trees in the Park had some of their upon it at present impossible. In consequence of to pieces. A canal boat, loaded with flour, sunk in largest branches blown off, and two or three were this, the steamboat Ohio conveyed the Baltimore the dock at Race street whart. Many trees in vari split in lwo, leaving one halt the tree standing, and passengers as far as Wilmington yesterday morning, ous parts of the city were uprooted, and awnings the other prostrate on the ground. and returned in the afternoon with the passengers torn to shreds. The car house at the Germantown The surface of the Ballery is strewed with branchfor this city. She will leave Dock street wharf at 8 depot of the railroad fell in upon a locomotive, and es, many of them of considerable size, and eight or o'clock this morning with the Baltimore Line. The another engine was sent up to bring down the irain. ten trees have been broken off or uprooted. road will be repaired by this evening, and the trains A portion of the roof at the Walnut street ferry house The roof of the large store on the corner of Coenwill leave the railroad depot as usual to-morrow was blown off.
ties slip and Water street, occupied in part as a stomorning.
Five new buildings, nearly completed!, at Burling. rage warehouse by the government, was blown off. It is reported from below that the wharves at New. Il ton, N. J., were demolished by the wind. A frame ll Calvary Church, on the corner of Fourth avenue
and Twenty-first street, which had partly built two steeples, according to the latest style, is now without any, as they have been blown down.
The steeple of St. Bartholomew's, in Lafayette Place, we are informed, is in a tottering and precarious condition.
Schr. New York, of Canajoharie, with 500 bushels rye, 600 do. flaxseed meal, and barrels whiskey on deck, sunk at pier No. 4, East river. At the same pier, British schooner Victoria's stern and side were stove, and badly chased. Schr. Only Daughter, from Lubec, lying outside, had her stern badly slove.New canal boat America, and several other canal boats, had their rails broke, and received inuch other damage.
The South Ferry-boat New York had her smoke pipe blown down.
New bark Alion, lying at the foot of Broad street, had her starboard rail broke, and side chafed.
Al pier No. 9, brig St. Patrick, stern stove in; brig Puritan, the same; schooner Bunker Hill, bulwarks stove; brig Albert Perkins, bulwarks on the lar board side stove, and vessel much chafed; brig Ellen & Clara, of Dover bulwarks gone, and stern stove.
At pier No. 12, brig James Roach, of New Yar. mouth, bulwarks stove on the larboard side.
Between piers Nos. 9 and 10, British brig New York Packet, larboard bulwarks all stove, head stove, and otherwise badly damaged; British brig Rapid lost her jibboom and damaged her rigging; schr. Phebe Barter, main and jibboom carried away davits, &c. Brig Long Island lost her jibboom and rigging.
At the foot of Wall street, the packet ships Garrick and Roscius carried away iheir fasts; the latter re. ceived some damage in her stern. The schr. Sarah was damaged by the R. drilling afoul of her. Many other vessels in the East river have been slightly damaged.
At pier No. 6, North river, the British brig St. Margaret lost her bowsprit and main boom. Al foot of 14th street, Nortb river, British schooner Collector lost her anchors and cables. At the same place a new Lubec schooner lost her anchor and was badly chased, bulwarks gone, &c. The sea wall on the Battery was broken up for nearly a hundred yards.
Two barges belonging to Governor's Island were stove at pier No. 1, North river. At Coenties Slip, schooners Hornet and Lawrence Reid were damaged.
The brig Prince de Joinville, lying at pier No. 8, North river, came in contact with the British brig St. Margaret. The P. de J. lost her jibboom, bowsprit, shrouds, and was much chafed.
“Ai the Quarantine Ground no damage was done to the shipping. Several vessels dragged their an. chors. Among those lying there at the time were packet ships Virginia and Atlas, both for Liverpool; barks Candace, for Canton ; Saranac, for New Or: leans; brig Leonora; brig Savannah, and others. The south side of the Quarantine dock was broken up; damage $600 to $1000.
A new store at Stapleton landing was blown down. It belongs to Mr. John De Forest. The shore road from the Quarantine to the Narrows was much da. maged.
The steamboat Worcester, of the Norwich and Worcester line, arrived at doon yesterday. Captain Bacon reports the gale very severe at New London and its vicinity, and that the tide rose very high.
The road from Worcester and Norwich was obstructed at many places by trees that had been blown down across the track, and which had to be cut away. After the train had passed three miles at this side of Norwich, towards Allyn's point, the track was found to be impassable, and the train returned to Norwich, where ihe passengers were put on board the “ Angelina" at 9 o'clock, and reached Allyn's point in five hours. The Worcester left at 3 o'clock, A.M., the weather being very rough then.
The damage of the railway has been entirely repaired, and all obstruction removed.
The railroad bridge across Connecticut river, between Hartford and Springfield, was taken up bodily, caried some distance up stream, and set down in the river. The piers were not injured.
About $500 damage was done to the Long Wharf, New Haven. Fortunately, at the height of the gale it was not full tide.
At Albany, the rain poured down all day, on Tuesday and the river was very high.
Al Poughkeepsie, the water was four feet above the wharves. No great damage was done.- New York Journal of Commerce.- Oct. 14.
The Brooklyn Slar says:-On Tuesday this vicinity was visited by a tremendous gale of wind, with rain and a high tide, which, in some instances, came over the wharves.
During the gale, a frame two-story house, with the roof on, and nearly completed inside, situated in De Kalb street, corner of Cumberland street, was blown over sideways, clear of its foundation.
Trees are prostrated, and limbs and leaves encum. ber the sidewalks. Great damage was done to the grape vines and arbors throughout the city, and particularly on the avenues.
The Albany Allozs says there was a severe southeast gale on Tuesday night, accompanied by a heavy tall of rain. Al 6 P.M., we saw a brig and a freight barge (names unknown) drifting up the North River at the mercy of the elements. A
At Poughkeepsie, the water was four feet above the wharves. No great damage was done.
In the gale last evening, the large steeple of the Baplist church in Lansingburg was blown down. We do not hear of any one being injured.- Troy Budget of 15th.
A telegraphic despatch received from Albany says: -For miles about Dansville, Livingston Co., the fields are perfectly inundated, bridges carried away, fall crops not yet housed destroyed, and some hun. dred sheep are enclosed and standing deep in the wa. ter; the break in the Genessee Valley Canal, is 3 miles north of Dansville, near a place called Woodsville, and will take the remainder of this week to repair it.
Freshet in Livingston. The heavy rain of Tuesday, caused a freshet in some of the streapıs empty. ing into the Genesee in Livingston county. In the Laneseraga creek, the waters did extensive injury. The flats in the vicinity of Dansville and Genesee are entirely submerged. The fences and large crops of corn and potatoes, have been carried away. In one field 100 sheep were struggling in the water on Wednesday atternoon. Several bridges in the neighborhood of Dansville, have been carried off. Several rods of the Genesee Valley Canal, about three miles below Dansville, have been carried away.
The Angelica Advocale states thet the late storm did great damage in that region. Several animals were drowned in various parts of the country, and from 100 10 200 bridges taken off. A saw mill in the town of Rushferd, belonging to Mr. Walker, was razed by the flood at a loss to the owner of some $800.
Buffalo, Thursday eve., Oct. 15, '46. The storm has been very destructive in the Western part of the state, in consequence of the series freshets it has produced in the rivers. There has followed from this a great break in the Erie Canal at Eagle Harbor, which will require ten days industry to repair, which at this business season must produce great distress and embarrassment in the produce market.
The Montreal Herald of the 15th says:-" The night before last we experienced one of the most iremendous gales of wind that it has been our lot to notice for a length of time. At present it is impossible to arrive at any conclusion as to the loss on the ri. ver, but we learn from Capt. Armstrong, that he saw several barges and rafts in a disabled condition - he did not reach town, with the Sydenham, until after twelve o'clock. On shore, we find that several wooden houses have been blown down, and the gardens and orchards have suffered severely. We have serious apprehensions as to the news from Quebec, and the intermediate ports."
From all quarters we hear of the most disastrous effects of the gale upon the Telegraph. A passenger in the cars from Hartford last evening informs us that it is broken in seventeen places between Hartford and Berlin, and numerously beside, between Berlin and this city.-N. Haven Courier, 15.
About $500 damage was done to the long wharf, New Haven. Fortunately, at the height of the gale, it was not full tide.
The Sloop President, from New Haven, bound to Albany, went ashore on Ward's Island, in the Sound, in the gale of the 13th inst. Assistance sent for to the underwriters of this city. The Light Boat left Ed. gartown on the 12ih inst, to resume her station be.
tween the islands of Chappequiddic and Tucken. nuck.
We learn also that the masts, erected at Lacy's Bridge to support the wires, were blown down and also one at the bridge in Bridgeport. The wires are also broken in many places on the line between this city and Bridgeport. It must be some days before it can be repaired sufficiently for use.
Railroad Bridge.--We regret to learn that our notice of the damage done to the Railroad Bridge at Enfield, was not exaggerated. The entire wood work, was lifted from the piers by the wind, and now lies in the river on the upper side. The piers are not at all injured.
We understand that for the present passengers will cross the river by ferry at Warehouse Point and thence be taken in stages to the railroad track, a distance of about a mile and a quarter.-Hartford Courier, of Thursday.
The Telegraph.-The wires were badly broken by the storm, and it will probably be several days before the line will again be in operation. We understand that the track between here and Boston caused by the carrying a way of the Railroad bridge, will be repaired by the sinking of posts into the bed of the river.-Hartford Courier, 15.
The Hartford Times says in relation to the gale: -The rain poured in torrents, and the wind blew a gale. Several chimneys were blown down, tin was ripped from some roofs, &c.
The top of the railroad bridge across the Connecticut, at Windsor Locks, was blown off, throwing the track into the river. This will interupt travel, by railroad, north, for several days. The bridge was lifted from the piers. The wind must have been ex. ceedingly fierce to have done this. The bridge was substancially built, though it may not have been rivelted to the piers, nor was this probably deemed necessary. It is many years since a gale like this has beea experienced here.
The brick dwelling house of Mr. Albert D. Porter, in East Hartford, was blown down-the roof carried into the street, and the walls blown ia. Fortunately the inmates had left the house.
The telegraph posts have been blown down in se. veral places, and the wires broken. The manager of this station, Mr. Bull, has taken measures to have his section repaired without delay. In two or three days it will propably be in working order again.
A correspondent of the same paper states:-The tremendous blow of last evening has carried away the new and splendid bridge across the Connecticut river, belonging to the Hartford and Springfield Railroad Company; a small portion of it only remaining-that which is across the canal. This bridge is in a line nearly east and west. The whole of the superstructure now lies in the river, on the up stream or north side of the piers, which remain un. injured. That portion called the Draw has been twisted off at one end, leaving about 50 feet of it standing perpendicular. The bridge was about eighteen feet wide and twenty high. I think the wind must have tilted the bridge a little, and then carried it directly off from the piers. The short timbers and the iron will probably answer again.
INCIDENT OF THE GALE.-In riding from Amherst on Friday, we noticed that in the "notch" of the mountain, about five miles south of Amherst, the gale ot Tuesday night bad channeled out a path several rods wide through the forest, with terrible power.Giant oaks of sturdy growih, and large thrifty pines and chesnuts, all of which had withstood the blasts of many years, were leveled-some of them twisted off ten or fifteen feet from their roots, others torn up from the earth. The current of the wind was well defiined, and was evidently eansed by the peculiar position of the mountain on either side, which produced an extraordinary draft through the notch.Springfield Gazelte, Oct. 20.
At Norwich the tide, in consequence of the storm, rose so bigh as to wash away part of the embankment of the extension road, between Norwich and Allyn's Point, but the damage is not serious.
Schr. Hero, of Quebec, from Bay Chaleur for New York, was put into Newport with distress. On Tuesday, 13th, ai 4 P. M., in lat. 40 38. long. 70. 39, in a heavy gale from S.S.E. carried away foremast in the hounds, and mainmast at the deck, and buth went overboard ; kept the vessel before the sea, and got up a small sail until the gale was over ; next