Gambar halaman

at noon.

Flatbush, morn., 22; afl., 28; even., 26. Barome

Wednesday, February 17. ter 29.90. Wind N.W. all day. Sky clear all day. Brooklyn Heighis. –Thermometer at 410 6 A.M.,

Saltville, 6 A.M., 271; 7, 28; 8, 29; 9, 301; 10, 38; 32; 7, 33; 8, 33}; 9, 31); 10, 36; 11, 38; 12, 41; 1 11, 413; 12, 13; 1 P.M., 44; 2, 441; 3, 14; 4, 42; 5, P.M., 42; 2 and 3, 44; 4, 43; 5, 12; 6, 40; 7, 381; 36; 6, 35; 7, 33; 8, 311; 9 and 10, 29. Sky clear all 8, 38; 9 10 11, 36. day. Wind moderate from S.W. all day-at sun- Wires:-4 10 6 A.M., 484; 7 and 8, 491; 9, 50; down almost calm.

10.511; 11, 524; 12 to 3 P.M., 54; 4, 53; 5, 514; 6, Syracuse, sunrise, 17; 9 A.M., 23; 3 P.M., 28; 9, 504; 7, 491; 8, 49; 9 to 11, 484. Cloudy in the fore23. Barometer 29.50 10 29.60. Sky cloudy all day. noon and ai 9 P.M., clear al 11 P.M. Wind W. at sunrise and 3 P.M., N.W. at 9 A.M. New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 37; 3 P.M., 45; 9, Dew-point, 7 10 12. Began lo snow al 11 P.M. 40. Lowest durinig ihe night, 35.

Flatbush, morn., 35 ; afl., 44; even., 38. BaromeSunday, February 14.

ter, 29.80 10 29.95. Wind W. in the morning, N.W. Brooklyn Heights.-- Thermometer, at 6 and 7 A. in the afternoon. Sky cloudy in the morning, clear M., 235; 8, 26; 9, 27; 12, 23, 2 P. M., 34; 3, 35; 4, in the alternoon. 34; 5, 33; 6, 32); 7 10 9, 31; 10, 30.

Sallville, 6 A.M., 52 ; 7, 53; 8, 53}; 9 and 10,54 ; Wires. -6 10 8 A.M., 46; 9, 47; 12 to 4 P.M., 504; 11, 554; 12, 571; 1 P.M., 56; 2, 57; 3, 571; 4, 57; 5, 48; 6, 47}; 7, 47; 8 and 9.48; 10, 47.

5, 56; 6, 55; 7, 54; 8, 53; 10,50. Foggy al surrise New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 27; 3 P.M., 35; 9, and sunset, cloudy al noon. Wind moderate from 32. Lowest during the night, 32.

N.E. at sunrise, S.W. at noon and sunset. 50-100 Flatbush, morn., 4; ali., 34; even., 31. Barom. of an inch of rain sell. eler 29.90. Wind W. all day. Sky clear all day.

Syracuse, sunrise, 27; 9 A M., 30; 3 P.M , 36; 9, Sallville, 6 A. M., 22; 7, 221; 8, 24; 9, 275 ; 10,

28. Barometer, 29.50 to 29.70 Sky cloudy all day, 351;311, 43}; 12, 44; 1 P. M., 46; 2 to 4, 48; 5, 47; till 9 P.M.-clear al 9. Wind N.W. at sunrise, 6, 41; 7,38; 8, 34; 9, 32; 10, 30. Sky clear all day. A.M. and 9 P.M. S.W. at 3 P.M. Dew.point, 20. Calm ai sunrise and sunset. Wind light from S.W. Rain ceased at 5 A.M. 35-100 of an inch lell. Syracuse, sunrise, 19; 9 A. M., 24; 3 P. M., 39;

Thursday, February 18. 9, 25. Barometer, 29.40 10 29.54. Sky cloudy nearly Brooklyn Heights.-Thermometer, at 5 and 6, A. all day-Wind W. at sunrise and 9 A.M., S.E. at 3 M., 32; 7, 301; 8, 313; 9, 34; 10, 37; 11, 38; 12, P.M. Dew-poin! 14 to 16. Ceased snowing at 10.1, 39; I P.M., 40; 2 and 3, 39; 4, 38; 5, 36}; 6, 36; 7, A.M.; fell 4 inches. 20 100 of an inch of melled 35; 8 and 99, 341. snow.

Wires.-5 to 7 A.M., 47; 8, 48; 9, 51; 10 10 1 P. Earthquake at Meredith and the neighboring towns M., 52; 2 and 3, 511; 4, 50; 5 to 7, 49; 8 and 9, 481, in New Hampshire, at 5 A. M.

Star light at 5 A.M., cloudy at 10 A.M.

New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 35; 3 P.M., 38; 9, Monday, February 15.

37. Lowest during the night, 32. Brooklyn Heighis.- Thermometer, at 1 to 3 A.

Flatbush, morn., 34; ati., 41; even., 36. BaromeM., 29; 4, 30; 5,31; 6, 32; 7, 32); 8, 33; 9, 34; 10, ter, 30.10 to 30.15 Wind N.W. in the morning, S. 36; 11, 41}; 12, 421; 1 P.M., 44; 2, 46); 3, 471; 4, E. in the afternoon. Sky clear in the morning, clou47; 5, 465; 6, 414; 7, 421; 8,41;9, 38; 10, 36; 11, dy in the afternoon. Snow in the night. 35.

Sallville, 6 A.M., 48); 7, 47; 8,46; 9, 45; 10, 46; Wires.-1 A.M. 103, 47; 4. 49; 5, 49; 6 and 7, 11, 48; 12 and 1 P.M., 49; 2, 491; 3,51 ; 4,51%; 491; 8, 50; 9, 51}; 10, 53; 11, 51}; 12 and 1 P.M, 5, 504; 6,50; 7 and 8, 491; 9, 481; 10, 46. Sky 55}; 2, 57); 3, 57; 4, 56; 5,53; 6, 521; 7, 51; 8, cloudy at sunrise and noon--scattered clouds at sun50; 9, 47; 10, 46; 11, 45.

set. Wind fresh before roon, moderate in the allerNew York'Hospital, 9 A.M., 36; 3 P.M, 50; 9, noon. 02.100 of an inch of rain fell. 39. Lowest during the night, 26.

Syracuse, sunrise, 13; 9 A.M., 21; 3 P.M., 36; 9, Flatbush, morn., 35; all., 48; even. 42. Barome- 28. Barometer, 29.70 to 29.84. Scaiterd clouds all ter 29.80 to 29.90. Wind S.W. all day. Sky clear day. Wind S. at sunrise and 9 A.M. E. at 3 and all day.

9 Á.M. Dew-point, 6 10 18. Sallville, 6 A.M , 24; 7, 23; 8, 28; 9,30; 10, 421; 11, 54; 12 57; 1 P.M., 60; 2, 61; 3, 60; 4, 56; 5,

PENSACOLA, Feb. 27, 1847. 52; 6 and 7,47; 8, 45}; 9 and 10, 44. Sky clear ai METEOR.-On Thursday, of last week, (the 18th,) sunrise and noon, scallered clouds at sunset. Wind at hall-past 4 O'clock, P.M., was distinctly heard by light from E. at sunrise, S.W. at noon and sunset. several persons here a violent explosion, like that

Syracuse, sunrise and 9 A M., 35; 3 P.M., 36; 9, produced by the firing of large guns, or the blasting 18. Barometer, 29.38 to 29.86. Sky cloudy all day. of rocks. This was instantly followed by a whizzing Wind N.W. at sunrise and 9 A.M.; N. at 3 and 9 noise, like that of a cannon ball passing through the P.M. Dew-point, 16 to 32. Snow from 1 A.M. 10 air, but much more prolonged; ihis was succeeded 9 A.M. Fell 2 inches. Dainp storm, commenced again by what might have passed for the report of with rain. 25-100 of an inch of rain and melted

half-a-dúzen or so of muskels, fired in very quick snow fell.

succession. What made these unusual sounds seem

the more woderful was, that they came from the Tuesday, February, 16.

northeast, a direction in which there is scarcely a Brooklyn Heights.- Thermometer, 6 A.M., 26}; cannon short of New York, or a ledge of rocks short 7, 25; 8 and 9, 251; 10 10 12, 26; 1 P.M., 26; 2 to of the Alleghanies. On Saturday, intelligence was 4, 28; 5 and 6, 29; 7 and 8 301; 9 and 10, 32. brought here that at the same time abovementioned,

Wires.-6 10 8 A.M., 45; 9, 46; 10 and 11, 47; (Thursday, hall-past 4, P.M.,) the same sounds were 12, 46; 1 P.M., 47; 2, 49; 3 10 5, 48; 6, 48}; 7 and heard in Mobile Bay, sixiy miles west of us; that the 8, 494; 9 and 10, 50. Clouds of snow overhead at 6 sounds were accompanied by the sight of a large meA.M.. Hail from 6 to 8 P. M.

teor, and that the sound anii the meieor were at the New York Hospital, 9 A.M.. 26; 3 P.M., 30; 9, northeast from that poinı; thus showing that the phe. 34. Lowest during the nighi, 34.

nomenon, whatever it was, was hundreds of miles Flatbush, morn. and afi., 26; even., 31. Barome. away. Where, and what was it?— Gazelle. ter, 30.05 10 30.20. Wind N.E all day. Sky cloudy all day. Began to snow ai 4 P.M., Iurned to sleet at

Friday, February 19. 6, and continued till 9 P.M. 20-100 of an inch of Brooklyn Heights.—Thermometer, at 5 and 6 A. rain and melied snow tell.

M., 31; 7, 32; 8, 31%; 9, 32; 10, 33}; 11, 341; 12 Salıville, 6 10 8 A.M., 421; 9, 46; 10, 49; 11 and and 1 P.M., 34; 2, 33; 3 and 4, 34; 5 and 6, 33; 12, 52; 1 P.M. 103, 54; 4 to 6, 51; 7,49; 10, 45; 7, 33; 8, 34; 9, 33; 10, 34. 12, 51; 12 30, 52. Sky cloudy all day. Wind N. Wires.-5 A.M., 47; 6,48; 7 and 8, 484; 9, 49; E. all day. Few drops of rain at intervals during 10 and 11,50; 12, 49; 1 to 7 P.M., 49; 8,50; 9, the day. 07.100 of an inch of rain fell.

481; 10, 491. Snowing at 5 A M., and snow three Syracuse, sunrise, 12; 9 A.M., 14; 3 P.M., 18; 9, inches deep. Snowing al 5 P.M. 29. Baromeier, 29.44 to 29.86. Sky cloudy all day. New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 33; 3 P.M., 35; 9, Wind E. all day. Dew-point, 6. Began io rain at 36. Lowest during the night, 35. 44 P.M.

Flatbush, morp., 32; ati., 35; even., 32. BaromeGale at sea between Havre, France, and New- ter, 30.00 to 30.05. Wind N.E. all day. Rain in York. At Quebec thermometer from 16 to 22 de. the morning, snow in the afternoon. 45-100 of an grees below zero.

inch of rain and melted snow fell,

Saltville, 6 A.M., 394 ; 7, 40; 8, 43; 9, 47}; 10 63; 11. 64; 12, 65; 1 P.M., 654; 2 and 3, 644; 4, 62; 5,57; 6, 54; 7,53; 8, 52; 9,51; 10, 48. Foggy at sunrise, scaliered clouds at noon and sunset. Calm at sunrise, wind fresh froin noon and sunset.

Syracuse, sunrise, 28; 9 A.M., 32; 3 P.M., 42; 9, 28. Barometer 29.70 10 29.84. Sky cloudy all day. Wind E. at sunrise and 9 A.M., W. al 3 P.M. Dewpoint 24 to 25. Damp snow tell iwo inches at 3 A. M. 11-100 of an inch of melted snow fell, Earthquake at Belfast, Maine.

Saturday, February 20. Brooklyn Heights-Thermometer ai 5 to 8 A M., 34; 9, 35; 10, 37; 11, 40; 12, 41; 1 P M., 41}; 2 and 3, 41; 4, 40; 5, 39; 6, 38; 7, 381; 8, 36; 9 and 10, 31; 11, 32.

Wires-5 A.M., 494 ; 6, 481; 7,49; 8,49}; 9,51 ; 10. 52; 11, 53; 12, 54; 1 P.M., 53; 2 and 3, 52; 4,51;' 5, 50; 6 and 7, 43; 8 10 10,48; 11, 47). Sky cloud. ed at 5 A.M.

New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 37; 3 P.M., 42; 9, 35. Lowest during the night, 29.

Flaibush, morn., 34; att., 43; even., 36. Barometer 30.15. Wind N.W. in the morning, S.W. in the afternoon. Sky cloudy in the morning, clear in the at:ernoon.

Saltville, 6 A. M., 39; 7, 391; 8, 411; 9, 44; 10; 48; 11, 52; 12, 48}; 1 P.M., 514; 2, 52; 3 to 5, 50; 6 15 8, 48; 9, 46; 10, 44. Sly cloudy all day.Wind moderate from N.E. all day. Rain in torenoon 27-100 of an inch fell.

Syracuse, suprise, 22; 9 A.M., 25; 3 P.M., 33 ; 9, 26. Barometer 29.84 to 29.90. Sky cloudy all day. Wine N.W. at sunrise and 9 A.M., N.E. at 3 and 9 P.M. Dew-point 16 to 20.

Sunday, February 21. Brooklyn Heights - Thermometer al 7 A.M., 32; 8, 29; 9, 291; 10 to 1 P.M., 29; 2, 30; 3, 29; 4, 285; 5 10 7, 27}; 8, 28; 10, 27.

Wires-7 and 8 A.M., 471; 9, 461; 10 to 1 P.M., 47; 2, 48; 3, 47; 4 to 7, 464; 8, 48; 10, 47. Snow: ing at 7 A.M., hailing at 8 A. M.-found a dead sparrow,

New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 29; 3 P.M., 29; 9, 28. Lowest during the night, 27.

Flatbush, morn. and att., 31; even., 47. Barome. ter, 29.70 to 30.00. Wind N.E. all day. Sky cloudy all day. Began to snow before daylight, turned to hail ai 11 A.M, and continued the rest of the day and night, 30-100 of an inch of rain and smelted snow tell.

Saltville-6 A.M., 44; 7, 46; 8, 48; 9,51 ; 10, 531; 11, 56; 12, 58; 1 P.M., 60; 2, 62; 3, 65; 4, 64; 5, 63; 6, 62; 7 and 8, 60; 9, 58}; 10, 58. Sky cloudy at sunrise and noon, scattered clouds at siinset. Wind light from N.E. at sunrise, S.W. at noon and sunset. Raining at daylight, 04-100 of an inch fell.

Syracuse, sunrise and 9 A.M., 18; 3 and 9 P.M., 21. Barometer 29.30 to 29 60. Sky cloudy all day, Wind N.E. at sunrise and 9 A.M., E. at 3 and 9 P. M. Dew-point 14. Snow fell from 6 A.M.10 4 P. M. to the depth ol 4 inches-28-100 of an inch of melled snow. Snow six inches deep and still snowing at Boston,

Monday, February 22.
Brooklyn Heights, Thermometer at 1 to 6 A.M.,

7 and 8, 29); 9, 26; 10, 27; 11, 28; 12; 27; 1 to 3 P.M., 28; 4 10 7, 27}; 8, 264; 9 and 10, 26.

Wires--1 10 6 A.M., 46; 7, 15); 8, 461; 9, 47; 10 and 11, 48; 12, 27.; 1 P.M., 48; 2 to 7, 471; 8 and 9, 47; 40, 48. Ilail at 8 A. M., snowing from 11 till 7 P.M.

New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 27; 3 P.M., 28; 9, 28. Lowest during the nighi, 23.

Flaibush, morn., 26; afl., 27; even., 26. Barom. eter 29.50 10 29.65. Wind N E. all day. Snow continued all day till 6P.M. 40 100 of an inch of melted snow fell.

Saltville, 6 A.M., 44; 7, 434; 8, 42; 9, 40; 10 to 12,371; 1 P. M., 33; 2 and 3, 31; 4, 30; 5, 29; 6, 281 ; 7,274 ; 8, 27; 9, 261; 10, 251. Scattered clouds all day. Wird fresh from S.W. all day. A few drops of rain in the morning, then light snow-wind blew a gale al night from S.W.

Syracuse, sunrise, 20; 9 A.M., 26; 3, P.M., 27; 9, 13. Barometer 29 30 to 29.40. Sky cloudy all day. Wind N.W. all day. Dew-point 16. Snow




fell from 1 to 4 P.M. to the depth of 1 inch-05 100 New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 25; 3 P.M., 29; 9, of an inch of melted snow fell,

29. Lowest during the night, 29. Equilibriation.

Flatbush, morn., 17; aft., 28; even., 25. Baro.
Tuesday, February 23.

meter, 30.10. 10 30.20 Wind N.E. all day. Sky Brooklyn Heights—Thermometer at 6 to 9 A.M.,

clear all day 20; 10, 22; 11, 22; 12, 23; 1 P.M., 24; 2, 25; 3, Saltville, -6 A.M., 35}; 7 36; 8, 371; 9 to 12, 40; 265; 4, 26; 5, 25; 23; 7, 22; 8 and 9, 19.

1 P.M., 35; 2, 341; 3, 35; 4 to 12, 36. Sky Wires-6 A.M., 441; 7 and 8, 45; 9, 451; 10 to cloudy at sunrise and noon, scattered clouds at sun2 P.M., 461; 3, 471; 4, 465; 5, 46; 6, 451; 7, 45; Wind N.E. all day-59.100 of an inch of rain 8, 43; 9, 43.

fell. Equilibriation. New York Hospital, 9 A.M, 24; 3 P.M., 21; 9, Syracuse sunrise 0; 9 A. M., 10; P. M., 20; 9, 21. Lowest during the night, 18.

28. Barometer 29, 64 to 29 90. Sky clear at sunFlatbush, morn., 20; aft., 24; even., 21. Barom- rise and 9 A. M., scaitered clouds at 3 P. M., and eter 29.85 to 30.05. Wind N. in the morning, N.W. cloudy at 9. Wind S. at sunrise and 9 A. M., N. in the afternoon. Sky clear all day.

E. at 3 and 9 P. M. Dew point 5 to 9. Began to
Saltville, 6 to 8 A.M., 25; 9, 31; 10, 32; 11 and snow at 11 P. M. The mercury in the Barometer
12, 38; 1 P.M., 36; 2, 37; 3 and 4, 38; 5, 34; 6,30; stood at 22, 90, commenced falling about noon, and
7, 29; 8, 28; 9, 26; 10, 25. Scattered clouds at sun- fell during the day 26-100 inch. Equilibriation.
rise and noon, clear at sunset. Wind moderate from

Saturday, February 27.
S.W. all day.
Syracuse, sunrise, 3; 9 A.M., 11; 3 P.M., 21;

Brooklyn Heights.—Thermometer at 2 and 3 A. 9, 8. Barometer 29.70 to 29.94. Sky clear at sun

M., 30; 4 to 6, 314; 7 to 9, 33; 10, 34; 11, 35; 12 rise and 9 P.M., scallered clouds al 9 A.M. and 3 P.

and i P. M., 36; 2, 37; 3, 38; 4, 393; 5, 41; 6,37; M. Wind S.W. at sunrise and 9 P.M., W. at 9 A.

7,38; 720, 37; 122, 371; 733 to 8, 371, 9, 38, 10, M. and 3 P.M. Dew-point 4 to 6.


Wires 2 and 3 A. M., 49; 4 and 5, 50; 6, 49 ; 7 to
Wednesday, February 24.

10, 50; 11 to 2 P.M., 51; 3, 52; 4 and 5, 53; 6, 49};
Brooklyn Heights-Thermometer at 6 A.M., 10; 7 to 10, 50. Snowing at 3 30 A. M., hail and wind
7, 11; 8, 14; 9, 17; 10, 22; 11, 23; 12, 24; 1 P.M., at 6), rain froin 7 A. M. all through the day, thun-
25; 2, 251; 3, 264; 4, 26; 5, 231; 6, 21; 7, der and lightning at 7 20 and 7 22 P. M.
and 9, 23; 10, 22.

New York Hospital, 9 A. M., 33; 3 P. M., 40; Wires--6 and 7 A.M., 42; 8, 44; 9, 45%; 10 to 1

9, 37. Lowest during the night, 33. Rain at the New P.M., 47; 2, 461; 3, 47; 4, 471; 5, 46; 6, 453; 7,

York Hospital two inches and 91-100 of an inch. 46; 8 and 9, 461; 10, 46. Sky clear at 6 A.M. Flatbush, morning, 32 ; afternoon, 37; evening, Blue snow cloud in the S.W. at 4 P.M.-cloudy in

40. Barometer 29, 10 to 29, 85. Wind East allday. W. at 54 P.M.

Began to rain before daylight and continued to rain New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 18; 3 P.M., 27; 9,

hard all day-thunder shower at 74 P.M.-1 inch 28. Lowest during the night, 25.

and 80.100 of an inch of rain fell. Flatbush, morn., 12; afl., 26; even., 22. Barom. Sallville, 1 A.M.,36} ; 6, 38; 7, 39; 8,401 ; 9, 44; eter 30.20 1030.25. Wind N.W.all day. Sky clear

10 10 1 P.M., 48; 2 and 3, 441; 4, 43; 5, 41; 6, 38}; all day.

7, 37; 8, 36; 9, 341; 10, 34. Scaliered clouds at sunSaliville, 6 A.M., 20; 7, 201; 8, 24; 9, 29; 10,

rise, cloudy at noon and sunset. Wind moderate 41; 11, 44; 12, 48; 1 P.M, 50; 2, 53; 3, 511; 4,

from N.E, at sunrise, S.W. at noon and sunset. 48; 5, 45; 6, 43; 7, 421; 8, 42; 9, 41; 10, 40. "Sky Stormy after dark-6 15 P.M. hail-gale from S.W. clear at sunrise and noon, scattered clouds at sunset.

all night. Earlhquake Equilibrium. Wind light from N.E. all day. 045-100 of an inch

Syracuse sunrise, 17; 9 A.M., 23; 3 and 9 P.M, of rain fell in the night.

32. Barometer 28.80 to 29.31. Sky cloudy all day. Syracuse, sunrise, 2; 9 A.M., 6; 3 P.M., 25; 9,

Wind E. all day. Dew-point 14 to 26. Snow fell 6 18. Barometer 29.80 to 29.98. Sky elear at sun

inches. Rain commenced falling al 10 A.M. and rise and 9, A.M., cloudy at 3 and 9 P.M.Wind

rained all day Barometer during the day fell to sunrise, and 9 A.M. Dew-point 10 at 3 P.M.

28.80(a depression of 1 10-100 inch)and stood at EquiAt Niskanna, near Albany, the thermometer at

librium, for more than twenty-four hours. 7 A.M. was 20 degrees below zero; at the City Hotel,

Heavy storm of thunder and lightning at Hartford, Albany, it was 10. below zero.


Sunday, February 28,
Thursday, February 25.

Brooklyn Heights.-Thermometer at 3 A.M., 35;
Brooklyn Heights.-Thermometer at 5 and 6, A. 6, 341; 7 and 8, 34; 9 and 10, 37; 11, 38; 12, 39
M., 22; 7, 23; 8, 24; 9 & 10, 241; 11, 24; 12, 241; 1'P.M. 41; 2, 401; 3, 38; 4 and 5, 36; 6 and 7, 34
12 50, 22; 1 to 5 P.M., 26; 6, 24; 7, 241; 8 to 10, 24. 8, 33; 9, 32; 10, 31; 11, 32.

Wires-5 and 6 A.M., 45; 7, 46; 8, 461; 9, 47; Wires 3 to 9 A.M., 49; 10,50 1-2; 11, 50; 12 to
10, 461; 11, 46; 12, 461; 12 50, 42; 1 P.M., 43; 2 & 2 P.M., 51; 3,50 1-2; 4, 49; 5, 48 1-2; 6, 48; 7 to
3, 46; 4, 463; 5, 46; 6, 453; 7 io 10, 46. Snow 9, 47; 10 and 11, 48. Snow clouds overhead all the
fallen in the night 1 inch, and snowing at 61 A.M., | forenoon, and at 4 P.M. Snow squall at 5 P.M.
to 11 P.M., cloudy at 8 P.M.

New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 38; 3 P.M., 38; 9,
New York Hospital, 9 A.M., 26; 3 P.M., 27; 9 33, Lowest during the night, 30.
26. Lowest during the night, 22.

Flatbush, morn., 36; aft., 40; even., 35. BaromeFlatbush, morn., 23; aft., 25; even., 23. Barome- ter 29.20 10 29.25. Wind W. all day. Sky cloudy ter, 29.85 to 30,00. 'Wind N.E. all day. Sky cloudy in the morning, clear in the afternoon. 40-100 of an all'day. Began to snow about daylight and con- inch of rain fell. tinued till 2 P.M., 23-100 of an inch of melted suow Saltville 6 to 9 A.M. 27 1-2; 10 28; 11, 29; 12, fell.

29 1-2 ; 1 and 2 P.M., 29; 3, 28 1-2; 4 to 10, 28.Saltville—6 and 7, A.M., 37; 8,381; 9,42; 10, 47; Sky cloudy all day. Wind s.w. all day-gale con. 11, 48); 12, 511; 1 io 3 P.M, 504; 4, 48; 5, 46; 6, tinued—very light snow all day. Clinch and Lit42; 7, 401; 8, 37; 9, 34; 10, 33. Scariered clouds at tle mountains covered with snow. Gale moderate sunrise, clear at noon and sunset. Wind light S. all day. All following the Eurlhquake Equilibrium of W. all day.

yesterday. Syracuse-suorise, 15; 9 A.M., 21; 3 P.M., 32; 9, Syracuse sunrise, 30; 9 A.M., 31; 3 P.M., 33; 20. Barometer, 29.64 to 29.80. Sky cloudy all day. 9, 23. Barometer 28.80 to 28.90. Sky cloudy ali Wind E. at sunrise and 9 A.M. N.E. at 3 and 9 P. day. Wind S.W. at suprise, 9 A.M., and 3 P.M., M. Dew-point 14. Light snow sell f inch at 4 A. W. at 9 P.M. Dew-point 18 to 20. Snow sell 2 M.-05-100 of an inch of melted snow.

inches-1 inch and 18-100 of an inch of rain and

melted snow. Barometer ranged at 28.80 until 7 P. Friday, February 26.

M., at which time it commenced rising, and at the Brooklyn Heights.-Thermometer at 5 to 8 A.M., same time the wind shifted W. and blew almost a 19; 9, 23; 10, 25; 11, 26; 12, 261; 1 P.M., 271; 2; gale which lasted about three hours, snow falling at 281; 3 and 4, 28; 5, 27; 6 to 11, 26. Equilibriation. the same time 2 inches.

Wires-5 10 8 A.M., 44: 9, 471; 10, 48; 11, 49; LIGHTNING.–The family of Mr. McKinney, 12, 48; 1 P.M., 484; 2, 49; 3 and 4, 48; 5 to 10, 47; in Harrison County, Ohio, had a narrow escape 11, 48. Sky clear all day-dense clouds in the far from the effects of lightning, the night of the 28th of South at 4 É.M. Equilibriation.

February. A bedstead on which two girls were

sleeping, was torn to pieces, the girls uninjured. A clock within one foot of where Mr.McK. was lying, was shivered to pieces; every pane of glass in the house was broken, and yet none of the family were seriously injured.-Huron (0.) Reporter.

Fall of rain and snow during the month of February.-At Syracuse, 3 feet 2 inches of snow; rain and melted snow, 3 inches and 71-100 of an inch ;Flatbush, 5 inches and 41-100 of an inch of rain; Sallville, 2 inches and 62-100 of an inch of rain and melted snow. Rain at the New York Hospital in the month of February four inches and 56-100 of an inch.

REMARKS. FALL OF RAIN IN EIGHT MONTHS The fall of Rain during eight months, commencing with July 1st and ending with February 28th, has been as follows:

At Saltville, Virginia, 27 inches and 151-100 of an inch fell, of which 14 inches and 204-100 of an inch sell in the night, and 12 inches and 951-100 of an inch fell in the day time.

At Syracuse, New York, 26 inches and 95-100 of an inch of rain fell.

At Flatbush, Long Island, 31 inches and 14-100 of an inch of rain fell.

Thus we present the records from the southwestern mountains of Virginia, from the interior near the great Lakes, and from ihe Sea coast. These show a pretty equal distribution of rain during the time mentioned at the three localities.

The two great saline districts, Saltville and Syracuse, from the records of these eight months, are much alike, and so far as the rain is concerned, appear to be alike advantageously situated for the manufacture of salt by solar heat.

Much is said in reterence to the change of climate, as it is termed, the variableness of temperature and frequency and suddenness of changes. These tables show that the three localities named present the same seatures in this respect—there is need of great and sudden changes in all climates—they give vigor to both body and mind.

A review of all the details of these records require more study and attention than we can al this lime bestow, but we intend to make extensive comparisons and full remarks in the succeeding pages of ibis volume upon the facts stated in the preceding pages.

The records of the state of the atmosphere during earthquake disturbances, and immediately preced. ing, and succeeding, those convulsions, are here stated in so much detail and particularily as lo afford the means of accurale comparison.

It will be seen by these records that earthquakes affect the atmosphere to a great distance and over an immense extent of surface, and so strongly have these disturbances been marked upon the air we breathe that the Editor of this paper has on more than thirty different days during the last twelve months published his suggestions of a distant earthquake disturb. ance simultaneously with its occurrence although several thousand miles distant; these notices were published in the Brooklyn Evening Star, a daily paper, and thus made matters of record at the time ihe observation was made, and when compared with accounts from a distance subsequently received, afford the most positive and conclusive evidence that is ever attainable in human records of the accuracy of the suggestions, and he correctness of the principles upon which they are founded.

The records and suggestions thus published in the Brooklyn Evening Star will be republished in this volume.

These records present facts of great value, of great practical use-instructive tu the mariner, to the agriculturist, and to the man of science.

They have been kept and prepared with great la. bor and intense application.

The details of disasters, destruction and damage by storms, &c., will be placed in chronological order in the pages immediately succeeding this, and should be read in connection with the preceding tables of temperature, &c.

li is a statement of facts we here present, and not theory, and whatever opinions may be entertained as to the shape of the paih of a storm upon the ocean, recorded facts show that that theory does not always prove good upon the land. On the land the storm otten pencils iis own path.

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this year.

The Galena Gazette states that the farmers in jo Davis' and neighboring counties are busily engaged in harvesting their wheat. The yield is very light, in many cases not justifying the cutting. The crop in Jo Davises and Stephenson counties will not be half an average. one. What was not killed by the winter frosts has been badly damaged by the rust. Many portions of the country in that latitude were visited by frost on the 23d ult. The leaves of the corn had quite a yellow tinge.

The weather has become cooler than it was, but the drought continues, and potatoes will again be a short crop. We hear no complaints of any disease among them in this quarter, but the dry weather has stunted their growth: -Kingston ( Ca.) Herald, Aug. 11.

The drought is unusually severe in this section of the country, if the small quantity of water in the streams may be taken as an indication.-Rochester Democrat 13th.

Philadelphia, August 18.–After two weeks of intolerable hot weather we at last have one day that is really delightful; thanks to a refreshing shower we had last evening.

The Crops.—The Centreville (Queen Anne's, Md.) Times of the 8th inst, says:

A large portion of Queen Anne's county is suffering the present moment from drought. The coru presents a very languishing appearance generally. In most light soils it has been so much injured that we judge that it can never recover-a failure of the crop is therefore inevitable. The oats are fine in quality though they are said not to yield largely of gruin from the straw.

Balt. 26.--The weather to-day was cold and drizzling.

Phil. 27.-We have had continuous cloudy weather and rain for the past 24 hours.

Heavy Rains AND FRESHets.-During last week several very heavy rains were experienced in Washington co., Pa., which caused the streams to swell greatly, in some places overflowing their banks, causing much destruction of property. The bridge at Thomas's Mill, in Nottingham township, says the Washington Reporter, was carried away. Mr. Williams's inill-dam, a short distance above, was much injured. A new, unfinished bridge, near Mr. Moore's farm in Cecil township, was carried off, and considerable injury was sustained by the bridges on the Pittsburgh turnpike.--Jour. Com. Sept. 3.

DROUGHT IN KENNEBEC.-For some five or six weeks past the heavens have been as brass, no rain of anv consequence during that time having fallen. In this place many wells and springs are dry, and the earth is as dry as powder to a foot or more below the surface. Grass is parched and dried up, and the cattle require extra feed in order to make them “ hold their own." Most of the showers have gone either to the North or South of us—the weather has been hot, and the sun has poured down his fiercest rays. If this drought continues much longer, the shortness of fall feed will serve to enhance the demand for hay, of which there has been an abundant crop secured. We are longing and sighing for rain. O, for refreshing and abundant showers upon the thirsty earth.-Hallowell Cultivator, Sept. 5.

In the month of August, 1846, lightning storms were experienced on twenty-one different days during that month, and Earthquakes on the 4th, 12th, 14th, 22d, 25th and 27th of the month.

The simultaneous occurrence of a Volcano and a lightning storm in the Red Sea in Asia with that of a terrific Earthquake throughout Tuscany in Europe on the 14th of August is remarkable when we take into account that these localities are 2,500 miles apart.

We record the death of nine persons by lightning in the month of August, and more than a dozen persons were injured by lightning during the same month.


Bark Falmouth, from Havana, Aug. 29th, bound

to Antwerp, with loss of top gallant masts, flying jibEARTHQUAKES AND STORMS.

boom, and looking badly, having had heavy gales from Sunday, September 6.

the 6th to the 12th, lay too at one time 76 hours ander

main-top spencer. one pump continually going; 9th, Earthquake at St. Vincent's, Grenada, and Trinidad.

lat. 35, 30, long. 74, 30, passed brig Augusta of NewThe brig Virginia, from Baltimore for Demerara, York ; 16th at 4 P M. took pilot boat Nettle, Sandy went to sea on the 24th August. Her owners re Hook N; by E. 160 miles distant. ceived a letter from the captain, written at sea on the Schooner Edward Tillett was blown ashore near the 23d of September. Lat. 35 51, long. 73 18, schooner Sabine on the 6th. Vessel a total loss, passengers and had been hove on her beam ends and totally dismast- crew saved. ed in a hurricane on the 6th. Lat. 29 30, long. 70 16,

Schooner Lone Star, at New-Orleans, from Rio also had deck swept of every thing, spare spars, water

Grande, experienced very heavy weather on the 6th, casks, &c., and one man washed overboard. On the

had to throw overboard 19 bales of wool.
16th, lat. 34 38, long. 73 08, spoke bark Iowa, Thomp-
son, of and from Baltimore for Havana, and received

Monday, September 7.
from her a spare spar and saucepan; when night came

Bark Fairmount, from Salt Key, on the 7th, 21 miles lost sight of her, thus preventing the rendering of further assistance. Passed 21st, brig Pelon, of North from N.E., which continued to rage with but little

south of Cape Henlopen, experienced a violent gale Yarmouth, dismasted and abandoned, hull tight, ap

interinission until the evening of the 11th; were blown parently in ballast. On the 22d, was boarded from

down to Gull Stream, carried away foretopsail, fore. the brig G. W. Knight, of Portland, from New-York,

sail, foretopmast staysail and spanker, stove stern boat, in lat 35 34, long. 73 40, who supplied us with a spar, &c. 12th., lat. 37 30, long. 72 50, fell in with brig topgallant sails, oars, &c. She intended putting into

Josephine, from Philadelphia for Savannah, a total the nearest port-has subsequently been in tow of

wreck, full of water, masts gone by the board, decks pilotboat Eclipse, but when within a few miles of Cape

swept, &c., took off captain, crew and passengers, and Ilenry, bad to let her go on account of a gale.

brought them to port. 13th, off the Capes, saw barks Thunder, Lightning and Hail.

Nashua and Cumberland, both dismasted. standing for VIOLENT STORM.–Our village, yesterday afternoon,

the Capes. Several small vessels were also in sight, was visited with two showers of rain, accompanied

minus their full compliment of sails. Passed off the with hail and lightning, more severe than any that

Capes, floating timber, spars, broken topmast, a ca. we witnessed in a number of years; and more rain

boose house, fruit, onions, hogs, &c. fell than any one time since the year 1818. The elec- Brig Peconic, 7th, lat. 32 30, long. 73 30, expetricity played many fantastic tricks with the magnetic rienced a heavy gale of wind from N.E. to s.W., telegraph wire which passes through our village, during which lost both topmasts, and mastheads with striking it in a number of places. In one instance, all the sails, spars and rigging attached, sprung bowthe lightning followed along the wire, until it came sprit, lost stern boat, stove water casks, head rails, in contact with the glass ball surmounting the post in billet head, and sustained other damage. our village, immediately in front of the Troy railroad

Brig Emily, from New-York for Charleston, on the office, when it left the wire and descended the post,

7th, three miles north of Hatteras, experienced a very cutting a furrow in it about a quarter of an inch wide

severe blow from N.N.E. to all points of the compass, nearly to its base, when coming to a knot, it left the

for the space of five days, during which lost deck load, post, and struck the ground some eight feet distant.

stove water casks, stern boat, bulwarks, gangways, In another instance, it followed the wire until it

&c., carried away ; also lost and split most of the came to the glass knob on the post adjoining our office,

sails. when it, or a part of it at least, left the wire, accompanied by two reports like that occasioned by the dis- Brig Clement, on the 7th, lat. 36 40, long. 75 20, charge of a pistol, and ascended into the air in two il. experienced a violent gale from S.E. to N., during luminated balls. In another case, some quarter of a

which lost deck load, the mainsail, stove booby hatch, mile south of our village, the electricity completely

and received other damage. destroyed two of the poles, throwing some of the Brig Sea. from Laguna for New York, 7th, lat. 34, fragments fifty feet from their foundation. The three long. 73 42, experienced a severe gale, lost main topinstances of the action of the electricity above given sail, jibs and trysail, stern boat, deck load, bulwarks were occasioned by the same shock of lightning. The and did other damage. flanges of the glass balls were slightly broken, but the

Brig Fabius on the night of the 7th, lat. 34 30, long. wire was not in the least injured by the destruction

74 20, in the Gulf Stream encountered a tremendous of the posts above referred to. Hailstones during the

storm were picked up some half mile west of our vil-
lage half as large as an ordinary sized hen's egg.–

Brig Le Grange was dismasted on the 7th, in a gale
Ballston Daily Telegraph of Monday.

of wind from all points of the compass. She had on

board a cargo of bricks, cement and lime. After the THE WEATHER.— Yesterday was pronounced by

masts were carried away, the water got into the hold those who keep an accurate account of the weather, and communicated with the lime and set fire to the the hottest day in the year, and certainly it was the vessel. The fire was kept under for four days by most uncomfortable. At 6 o'clock A.M. it was two

having the hatches, companion way and scuttle condegrees higher than it had previously attained. At

fined. Saturday, 12th, the crew were taken off by midday it was 96 and 97, and 9 last evening it was the brig Rowland, of Bath, and carried to Wilmington. 84.- Bost. Trans. Sept. 7.

The crew had neither provisions or water for four days, Extract of a letter dated

and were unable to save any thing but what they stood

in. Shortly after leaving the vessel the flames burst GALVESTON, Sept. 7, 1846.

forth and she was entirely consumed. The New-York left this port on the evening of the Bark Isaac Mead, from New York for Savannah, 5th, with a strong head wind, say about east, which encountered the gale on Monday night, September continued to blow up to yesterday. About noon it

7th, off Hatteras, and carried away bowsprit, jib-boom, veered to north-east, and blew a gale until last night, changing about midnight to north, north-west and

studdingsail booms, cat head ; started falso stern and

lost topsails, jib. flying jib, foresail, staysail, &c. On west. Our town has suffered as much from the effects

Wednesday night, 9th, Hatteras bearing S.W., distant of the water, as it did in 1842. The tide rose in our

40 miles, came in contact five times with schooner streets up to Avenue F. It is hard to estimate the

Imperial, from Philadelphia for Charleston, and so seamount of damage. The wharves have suffered their share, at least $12,000; small boats are annihilated,

vere was the concussion that the captain and crew of the

I. abandoned her and took refuge in the bark. Russel and many of the small retailers of the strand have

Brown of New-London, one of the crew of the schoonfound their establishments missing. The captain of the

er, had both legs horribly mangled.
G. B. Lamar thinks she is damaged to the amount of
$1500. The John Barnes has holes chased through

Schooner Gold Hunter, from Tark's Island, on the her that a man could crawl into. A German brig of 7th, 8th and 9th, in the Gulf Stream, experienced three 400 tons is in two feet water, by Merritt's press. The

severe gales from N.E., split sails, stove boat, bul. Tom Jack is sunk, loaded with dry goods; the G. B.

warks, &c. Jones gone to pieces; the new warehouse recently The schooner Champion, from Philadelphia for raised, partly blown down.

Boston, with a cargo of coal, went to sea from the

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Breakwater; 7th and 8th, wheu off Barnegat, encoun- Phillips, of the lost New-York, states that he left that among the number of the drowned, was Lt. tered the gale, which swept deck load, split mainsail, Galveston Saturday evening, the 5th inst., for New- Bache, commander of the Washington. carried away jib-boom, &c. The brig Edward Blake Orleans; and in that night, finding the wind blowing Schr. Curlew, from Curacoa, has experienced treand schooner Genius, which were driven ashore during very hard from the north-east, with a heavy sea run- mendous heavy weather from the 7th to the 12th of the late gale on Mispillian Beach, have gone to pieces. ning from the eastward, he got back into eleven fa

September, between lat. 31 and 36, 30, long. 73, and thoms of water. On Sunday morning at ten o'clock, Norfolk Herald Office,

73 30; scudding under bare poles for 66 hours, wind the wind having lulled, he weighed anchor and pro- vearing all round the compass. Sept. 15, 2 o'clock, P. M. ceeded on his course. Soon after, the wind increased, and he came to anchor in ten fathoms of water. The

Brig Etruria encountered the gale on the 7th, lat. THE LATE STORM.-The gale of last week was more terrible and disastrous in its effects on the coast, than wind then commenced blowing a perfect gale, and

63, lon. 73 30, and was totally dismasted, besides held on until Monday morning. He attempted to slip

losing boats, round house, part deckload, &c. we had any idea of. This will be seen by the follow

out of the troughs of the sea, and before the wind, Brig Montillo, from Matanzas for New York, 7th to ing statement from a gentleman who had melancholy

when a very heavy sea struck her larboard guard, car- 10th, experienced severe gales from 8. E. to N.E., lay evidence of its violence. A number of vessels in distress are reported off the capes by pilots who have rying it away, and straining the vessel so much as to too 60 hours, was knocked down on her beam ends,

cause her to leak considerably. At four o'clock, A. started the cargo in the hold, which stove most of the come up; and upon a representation of the facts to

M., a heavy squall carried away the smoke pipe, lifted riding tier, swept the decks, stove boat, galley, bul. Commodore Wilkinson, in command at the Navy

the promenade deck, stove in the larboard guard and warks, lost the main and try sails, and received other Yard, he immediately ordered the U. S. steamer En

wheel-house, causing the vessel to leak in such a man- damage. gineer to be got ready and proceed to their relief.

ner as to extinguish the fires in the furnace, and at SEVERE SQUALL.-On the 7th inst. we were visited Old Point, Sept. 1846. six o'clock she went down in ten fathoms of water,

by a very severe squall of wind and rain, accompanied The undersigned was passenger on board the bark the wind blowing a perfect hurricane. The captain by thunder and lightning. Several vessels dragged Isaac Mead, from New-York bound to Savannah, and eighteen of the crew were saved.

their anchors and two went ashore--but were got off during the gale which commenced on last Monday

The Monmouth (N. J.) Enquirer has accounts of next morning without damage. Boats and doreys evening at 8 o'clock, and continued to rage with un

the storm along Monmouth coast last week from as broke adrift on all sides, and were beached or driven abated violence until Friday at 12 o'clock.

far south as Barnegat Inlet, from which we learn that out in the harbor, some of them materially damaged. It is impossible to form any idea or estimate of the

eight to ten vessels have been sliipwrecked, and at A large quantity of mahogany, too, got loose, was immense loss of life and property. We hazard little least sitteen lives lost! The vessels, with perhaps

forced over the bar and carried southerly—some of in saying that no vessel out at the time has escaped

one or two exceptions, are or will be totally losi. which has not yet been recovered.- Honduras Oowithout serious damage, while many have gone en. Two or three vessels, we understand, are ashore in server, Sept. 12. tirely to pieces, and hundreds, and perhaps thousands the inlet.

WRECK OF THE BARK METEOR OF ALEXANDRIA. of lives lost. Two long-boats, innumerable pieces of

Philadelphia, Sept. 18.- Arrived brig Harriet, Col. ship timber, barrels, and other portions of cargo, and

The Meteor, Capt. Janney, sailed from Baltimore one wreck of a vessel, men seen floating past us at

legan, from Havana. Sept. 7, lat. 34 25, long. 75 30, for St. Thomas on the 3d September, and was wrecked

experienced a hurricane from N.E. to N.W., and veervarious times during the gale; all of which bear testi

in the disastrous gale of the 7th and 8th. The only ing S.W. to S.E., which carried away both topmasts, mony to the assertion ventured above. The writer

syrvivors of the crew, John Thompson and William head of foremast, jibboom, fore yard, and every thing has seen 15 or 20 vessels making into port since the

Deany, seamen, arrived at this port yesterday from attached thereto; swept deck of caboose house, stern storm, and not one of them but has sustained heavy loss

št. Thomas, in the schooner Zenobia, they having been and damage in some part. The “ Isaac Mead," Capt.

boat and long boat, lost best bower anchor and chain, taken off by the bark Chancellor of New-Haven, and broke stanchions, &c.

carried to Antigua. Perkins, lost all her sails (which were closely furled) off Cape Hatteras, on Tuesday morning, in eight fa

The schooner John James, from Philadelphia, bound We have been furnished by them with the followthoms water-and at the time when the tempest was

to the West Indies, was totally lost on Monday night ing account of the loss of that vessel. She passed driving her with terrible speed upon the breakers. in the gale, together with all her cargo, three miles Cape Henry light at - P. M. on Monday, 7th Sept. 11 The wind at this moment changed, and drifted us north of Hatteras, on the beach. I learn that little or P. M., took in topgallantsails and reefed the topsails ; away towards the north west.

She lost her bowsprit, no damage was done to the shipping at Ocracoke bar. 12 midnight, took in fore and main courses, and 8 foremast, and suffered considerably in various places The Conductor of the train from Albany states that

A. M., 8th, close reefed the maintopsail and furled by coming in contact with the schooner Imperial,

the foretopsail; also took jib and spanker; at 3 there were fine showers yesterday at Greenfield and Capt. Reid, from Philadelphia, bound to Charleston.

A. M., carried away the fence of the maintopsail yard, Springfield. The wind in Boston Bay, at times, on The schooner was run down, but it affords us much

and in an instant the maintopsail was blown into ribSunday and yesterday, was easterly. Yesterday forepleasure to state that all her crew were saved.

bons, the sea making a clear breach over the bark. noon, the breeze reached the inner harbor, and was

About 4: A. M., the vessel capsized; the cook being One poor sailor bad both legs badly broken, and was felt upon some of the wharves, but had not sufficient

in the cabin at the time he was drowned. All hands when we left the vessel this morning, expected to die in force to penetrate into the city.- Boston Daily Adv.

immediately got on her broadside, and lashed them. a few hours. To prevent any imputations upon officers Sept. 8.

selves to the inizzen channel plates. A few minutes of other vessels, we take occasion to say that no human

To day at 1 P.M. the mercury in our office stood at after, a heavy sea struck her, and washed the captain, skill, or foresight, could have prevented the accident. 88, and in State street 91 degrees.-- Boston Trans. mate and three men overboard, who were lost: two The darkness of the night, the violence of the waves Sept. 7.

minutes after she was struck by another sea, and the and wind, and the helpless condition of both vessels, prevented any thing like further efforts than were used. Most of the vessels wrecked at Ocracoke, in the

lashing that was round Mr. Glass, the second mate,

cut his bowels completely open. All hands were on deck, and every possible means used storm of 7th, are totally lost. The schooners Charles to arrest the calamity. We learn that the schooner's Slover and Francis will probably be got off. The

At 5 P. M. the vessel righted, and the foremast, cargo was worth about $40,000, and the schooner schooner Patrick Henry has floated off and been

mainmast and mizzenmast all went by the board, burstabout $10,000. taken into Wallace's Channel, where she is at anchor

ing in their fall the decks open. All was now lost of Capt. Pickens, mates Derrick and Holt, deserve our full of water. The Harbor Island light boat has been

the crew save these two men and the wounded mate, lasting gratitude for their great and unparalleled exgot off, but a little damaged and will be soon at he:

Mr. Glass, whom they made fast to the deck, the yesertions during the whole gale. To them the passenstation again. On the 18th, the schooner Raleiah,

sel at the time rolling beam ends under. gers are indebted for their lives. Tripp, going over the bar, the wind blowing a gale,

After being thus exposed eight days, with nothing James M. CLARKE. missed stays and went ashore near the Amity shoals ;

but a little molasses to subsist upon, the two seamen the crew were taken off in pilot boats, and the schoon

were, through the blessings of God, rescued by the P. 8. Since writing the above, I have seen a gentle- er it is thought will be got off.

bark Chancellor, of New-Haven, Captain Samuel Col. man who reports the wreck of the schooner Walter

lins, on the 16th Sept., carried to Antigua, and placed R. Jones, from up James River, for New-York: all on In the gale of the 7th, when in sight of Smith's in the care of the U. S. consul at that port. Mr. Glass board saved, with the exception of the mate, who was Island, the U. S. brig Washington, Lt. Bache, on a survived his injuries until about half an hour before washed overboard before the wreck. Another gen

surveying expedition, was knocked down on her his companions were rescued. tleman reports four vessels lost, names not known. beam ends, and dismasted, and her decks swept, lost

Brig Joseph in the gale of the 7th and 8th, lost sails, Pilot-boat Aid, from the Capes, encountered the

poop deck, guns and boats, and had twenty-five men late gale on Monday night off Smith's Island, and on washed overboard, twelve of whom were drowned.

decks swept, &c. Reports having seen on the 9th

several vessels more or less damaged, two of them Wednesday in the edge of the gulf, carried away

Capt. W. first saw the brig on the 12th inst., with her mainmast, &c. Saw on Thursday about 130 miles in colors union down, and ran to her assistance; when

large ships, one totally dismasted, the other apparently the Capes, it bearing W. by N., a ship or bark on her he was requested to lay up by her, which he did for

a ship of 700 tons, with loss of foremast and topmasts. beam ends. On Saturday a bark standing to the N. the space of four days, and supplied her with spars, a

Tuesday, September 8. with bowsprit, foremast, main topmast, bulwarks, &c.

cable and anchor. În the gale of the night of the 15th Ocracoke, Sept. 12, 1846.- A severe gale of wind

inst., both vessels were hove to, and on the next day we had ou Tuesday the 8th inst--one of the worst we gone.

Capt. W. lost sight of the brig, twenty miles north of ever had in this part of the world. The following is A slip from the Mobile Tribune of 10th inst. gives Cape Hatteras, at which time she was working up for a list of vessels on shore. Schr. Paragon, of Ocracoke, an account of the loss of the steamship New-York on Cape Henry. A bark reported that she stood away laden with wheat bound to New-York all in good order, the 7th inst., in a severe gale from the north-east. for the south yesterday, but Capt W. does not credit The news was brought to New Orleans by the steam

she is high and dry. Schr. Locust, of Plymouth, N. it. The steamship Palmetto, bound for Brazos, with C. laden with corn, bound to Charleston, a total loss. ship Galveston, Capt. Wright. Seventeen persons government stores, supplied the Washington with a were drowned, including twelve passengers and five

Schr. Patrick Henry, of Plymouth, N. C., laden with small boat capable of holding three or four men only. lumber, supposed to be a total loss. Schr. E. Townof the crew. The survivors were picked up by the Since the above was in type, the brig J. Patterson send from N. Y., from West Indies with salt, sunk. Galveston, and taken to New Orleans. Capt. John D. has arrived in Hampton Roads, and the captain reports Brig Washington of Newbern, N.C, sunk, lighter taking

spoke brig Circassian, from Charleston, for Providence, with loss of foremast, main top mast, &c. The J. P. H. has seen a number of vessels with loss of sails, spars, &c.

Bark Autolean, from New Orleans, for New York, on the 8th, when off Barnegat, was drove back by heavy N.E. gales; has fallen in with a number of vessels with loss of spars and sails. 12th, lat. 37 20, long. 76 15, at 6 A.M., spoke brig Detroit, hence for Charleston, lying too under close reefed main top sail, had been dismasted in the gale of the 7th, and was making for Cape Henry, with a lower studensail bent to the foreyard; he reported that on the day previous he fell in with a brig full of water, with two men on board-he ran near them and threw a line, there being so heavy a sea they did not succeed in getting hold of it; having both boats stove, was unable to render any further assistance.

Schooner Charlotte, from New York, for Philadel. phia, encountered the late gale on Tuesday night, the 3th, off Squam Beach, and had her boat stove, her mainsail split, &c.

Schooner Native, from New York, for York River, on the night of the 8th, off Cape Henlopen, encountered the gale, and carried away jib boom, mainstay, bob stay, flying jib, sampson post, stove yawl boat, &c. Passed, on Wednesday, in the edge of the Gulf, a full rigged brig with both masts gone. Saw off Cape Henry, yesterday, a pilot boat towing into the Capes a dismasted brig: Saw. also 4 or 5 square-rig. ged vessels dismasted standing in for the Capes. Passed a quantity of spars, several boats, &c., at


the cargo. Schr. Sophia D., bound to Savannah, laden with iron from the wreck. Ship Howard sunk, cargo will be got out as early as possible, and reship if practicable. Schr. Conquest of Plymouth, N. C., laden with corn, total loss-two of the crew also lost. Schr. Frances, of Newberu, N. C. ; she is full of water, loss of deck load ; the rest of the cargo will be saved and re-shiped. Schr. Charles Slaver, ashore, both masts cut away, no water in her hold, cargo of naval stores will be got out and re-shipped. One centre board schooner sunk. Two lighters went to sea, and five a total loss inside. The schooner Emeline was driven to sea with only two men on board. Schr. G. C. Merchant, sunk. Schr. Philadelphia ashore, loaded with clover seed. The Harbor Island light boat ashore.

The Norfolk Herald of Tuesday, Sept. 8, says: A storm of wind and rain commenced on Tuesday morning at an early hour, continuing during the day and increasing in violence till night, when it began to subside. The tide rose to an uncommon height. The steamers for Baltimore, Richmond and Old Point were detained all day on Tuesday by the storm.

Brig Detroit, from New-York bound to Charleston, put into Norfolk in distress, having encountered the gale on Tuesday last off Cape Charles, and lost main topsail and yard, main topgallantmasts, royalmast and sails, fore topmast and sails, jib, foresail, trysail, staysail, and spare topsail, together with all the rigging attached ; lower rigging badly chafed, bulwarks stove, transom started, shivered about the bowsprit, head rigging gone, &c., besides leaking freely. On Friday, 104 A. M., spoke a square rigged vessel, supposed to be a brig, called the Meteor, with two men on the top of the house on deck, it being the only part of the veş. sel out of water; kept away for her immediately and rau alongside and hove lines to them which they caught, but were afraid to leap on board, the brig going so fast-hove too and lay by them four hours, but drifting to the E. lost sight of them.

Schooner Lavinia, from Boston, off Cape on Tuesday, lost boat, jib-boom, jibs, split sails, &c.

Bark Nashua, bound to New-Orleana, put back in distress, having encountered a tremendous gale on the 8th, in lat. 36, long. 74, which carried away chaintopmast, topgallant-mast, and mizzen topmast, with all the spars, sails and rigging attached thereto, lost stern boat, swept deck load, &c. Capt. Skaats states that he never experienced a more violent gale on the American coast-the wind at times blowing from every point of the compass, passed after the gale a number of wrecks and disinasted vessels.

Yesterday afternoon our city partook of a heavy thunder shower, with violent wind. The rain continued into the night, cooling things most agreeably. The hot charm is broken and we shall now enjoy the usual fine cool September weather.- Boston Post, Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Capt. Murch, of the schooner G. W. Davis, at Wilmington, reports leaving experienced a severe gale off Cape Hatteras, on the 8th, his vessel being thrown on her beam ends, lost bulwarks and most of the deck load; also passed about 30 miles N. of Hatteras, a vessel bottom up, some few spars floating near her.

For the first 25 days after leaving Liverpool, the ship Harkaway experienced heavy westerly gales— since which, has had light westerly winds and calms, until Tuesday 8th inst., when off Matchapungo shoal in 18 fathoms water, at 4 P.M., it commenced blowing a tremendous gale from E.N.E., with very thick weather. and a very heavy sea, hove too under a close reefed main-topsail. At 7 do. had drifted into eleven fathoms water, when fortunately the wind backed into the N.W. and the ship drifted to seaward; at 7 30 do., it blowing a hurricane, with a tremendous sea, split the main-topsail, and were compelled to remain all night under a mizen-staysail, the ship laboring very hard ; Wednesday 9th, at 11 A. .M. spoke the pilotboat Dolphin, of Baltimore, Cape Henry W. by N. 70 miles, she lying too under a four-reefed foresail, and making fine weather of it; at noon, set a close-reefed main-topsail, and continued lying too without any decrease of wind or sea until Friday midnight, when the gale abated, and we made sail on the ship. During the gale the wind was from N.W. to E.S.E., and the ship drifted off to long. 72 10. We saw a number of dead sheep, oxen, staves, shingles, spars, &c. drifting about. The ship has sustained some trifling damage in bulwarks, rigging, &c.

Lewis, Del. Sept. 9.-We were visited last evening with a tremendous gale from N.N.E. which contiuued with but little abatement until nine o'clock this morning.

Brig Midas, on the 8th inst., encountered exceeding rough weather in the bay, and on reaching Cape Henry Sunday last, was found leaking so rapidly, that it was almost impossible for the pumps to keep her free-the night before she was perfectly tight and dry. She immediately put away for Baltimore, where she arrived this morning, leaking at the rate of fourteen inches per hour. She will discharge her cargo ; the leak is supposed to be in her bottom.

Brig Mary-Ann, from Bath, bound to New-Orleans, encountered the gale on Tuesday off Smith's Island, and had her decks swept, galley, &c. washed overboard and carried away fore topgallant and royal masts and sails, jib-boom and sails, and three studding sails from the decks, &c.

Also Norwegian brig Washington Croch, from NewYork bound to Rio Janeiro via James River, in distress; encountered the late gale on Tuesday off the Capes being about 60 miles distant, and carried away bowsprit, jib-booms, foretopmast, topgallantmasts, &c. and sprung foremast and lost two jibs and topgallantsails.

16th, arrived brig Aldrich, Henlow, from NewYork, encountered the late gale on Tuesday between Hog & Smith's Island, and lost topgallantmast, jibboom, sails and rigging, head of maintopmast, and besides leaking freely,

Brig Trojan, Mitchell, from New York, in distress, encountered the late gale on Tuesday in lat. 38, and lost topsails, foretopmast, staysail, &c.

Brig Alvano, Ingraham, from Matanzas, bound to Baltimore, encountered the gale in lat. 36, lost all her masts, spars, sails and rigging, boats &c., and had her decks swept of every thing.

Brig L. Baldwin, from Savannah, bound to NewYork, lost during the gale, main yard, main topsail, topgallant yard, sails, bulwarks, boats, water casks, &c., leaking badly, having two feet of water in the hold.

Br. brig Sea on September 8th, experienced a gale off Cape Henry, during which lost fore topmast, sails, &c.; also strained the vessel, causing her to leak.

Brig Orbit, from New-York for Para, from the 8th to the 16th of September, experienced very heavy gales of wind, and lost sails, spars, &c. On the 10th, William T. Knight, of Hudson, N. Y., first officer, fell from the foretopsail yard, head foremost, on the deck, aud expired instantaneously. He was an accomplished seaman and a very worthy man.

Brig Union, from Havana, on the 8th off Smith's Island, encountered a terrific gale from N.E., during which she shipped a heavy sea that swept deck load, started part of her cargo in the hold, sprung rudder head, stove stern post, and received other damage of a serious nature.

Brig Envoy, from New-York, encountered the gale of the 8th, lost sails, fore topgallantmast and yard, running rigging, hull badly strained, leaking, two feet water in the hold.

Schooner Abel Story, from Providence, on Tuesday night off Hog Island, was hove down and shifted bal. last and cargo, and shipped large quantities of water, damaging to some extent the cargo, &c.

Brig Caucassian encountered the gale on the 8th, lost deck load, boat, foremast, &c.

Bark Zalette, on the 8th, lat. 36 40, long. 74 10, experienced a heavy gale of wind from S.E. to N.E. during which lost boat and sustained other damage.

HURRICANE IN THE WEST INDIES.-We learn from Captain Berry, of the bark Burtel, from Point Petre, that on the 8th, that place was visited by a violent hurricane which did considerable

damage in the interior. The shipping in the harbor suffered no material injury.

Ship St. Louis, from Philadelphia, at N. O. reports, on the 8th, off Hatteras, experienced very heavy weather from S.E.; and the 9th, fell in with a brig dismasted, bore down to her to render assistance, which was refused,-could not learn her name.

Ship John P. Howard, sailed hence on the 1st instant, for New Orleans, returned in distress, having been dismastod on 8th, in a hurricane ; on the 16th,

Marine Disasters. The ship St. Mary, which arrived yesterday from New York, picked up at sea on the 12th instant, in lat. 35 16, long. 7530, Captain Shanklin and crew of the schooner Mary Anna, of and for Philadelphia, from Charleston, with a cargo of lumber, the vessel having been dismasted in a gale on the 8th instant, off Cape Hatteras, and abandoned. Captain Shanklin reports having seen, on the 11th, a New York brig, name unknown, with her masts gone by the deck. On the 12th, spoke the schooner Angeline R. Thompson, which reported having seen the day previous a schooner bottom upwards. The St. Mary also brought here John Valentine, one of the crew of the brig Helen McLeod, Captain Maraton, from Baltimore, bound for this port, with a cargo of assorted merchandize. He states that she left the Capes of Virginia on the 7th instant. On the following night, in a heavy gale, they lost their sails and sprung a leak. On the 11th the brig was half full of water; at the same time was near to the hull of the schooner Mary Anna, when Valentine jumped overboard and swam to it. On the 12th, the Helen McLeod, still in company with the Mary Anna, a sail was seen in the West, towards which the H. McLeod bore down. Shortly after a violent squall of wind and rain set in. After the squall cleared away, the Helen McLeod could not be seen, and it is supposed she went down, with all on board. consisting of Capt. Mates and crew-eleven in number-four lady cabin passengers, and four persons in the steerage.

Captain Shanklin thinks it possible they may have been saved, as there were several sail in sight when the squall commenced, and one or two were still in view when it ceased.

Norfolk, Sept. 16.-Brig Prince de Joinville, from Matanzas, bound to New-York, encountered the galo on the 8th and 9th inst, and carried away jib-boom, from the top-gallant mast, foresail, &c , lost boat from the quarter and sustained other damages, besides leaking freely, having at one time 3 feet water in the hold. On the 11th, the wind N.N.E. stood on shoro 45 miles south of Cape Henry, saw a brig laying at anchor, both masts gone, American Ensign set on the stump of the main-mast, union down, saw men on board, endeavored to succor them, but was unable to do so as she lay close to the breakers, and the current was setting in strong to the shore, 1 mile distant with a heavy swell, and both vessels being withont a boat. On the 12th saw 4wrecks, a ship or barque and threo brigs at a distance, top-masts of all gone and two of them under jury masts. At 10 P.M. spoke a NewYork brig, under jury masts ;. could not ascertain her


Schooner Nancy W. Bishop, from Port au Princo, on the 8th and 9th experienced a tremendous galo

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