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The schr. Gallant, from Great Wicomico, Va., also went ashore ; alsu the schr. William James. The letter from Annapolis given below, expresses a belief that the crew of the Catharine Murphy and the Gallant perished. Our information leads us to believe this a mistake. The crews of both were saved.
The ice-boat Relief, came up on Saturday evening, having towed the ship Leila out of the river. She passed off North Point, the brig Carolina of Boston, bound up-also an eastern topsail schr. name not known, and a ship at Swan pipe bound up.
The gale we doubt not, has been very severe on the coast, we have heard but a little yet outside of the Capes. We are told that so heavy a blow has not been experienced at Norfolk and below for a number of years. One ship as will be seen by the marine report, was ashore, near Cape Henry, and the southeru mail last night leaves room for apprehensions of the worst kind.
The following letter is from our Annapolis correspondent:
Annapolis, Dec. 19, 1845. Still further particulars of the Gale.--Schr. Committee, crew consisting of two whites and three blacks, all hands perished from the cold, and vessel completely wrecked.
Schrs. Catharine Murphy, and Gallant, also another schooner outside Talley's bar capsized and no doubt all hands perished.
Schr. Aurora, of Oxford, ashore on Oyster Creektwo other vessels ashore between Thomas' and Talley's Points.
The extent of the damage and suffering attending this gale, cannot be arrived at with any degree of cer. tainty. Every honr brings us additional news of a distressing and melancholy character. Many of the sufferers are now among us. Our citizens who are ever ready to administer to and sympathize for the distressed, have called those virtues into requisition in the present instance, by alleviating their distresses to the utmost of their ability.
It is the opinion of the knowing ones” that this awful calamity would have been in part averted, if a light house had been erected, as I believe was contemplated some year's since, at Greensbury's Point, it being impossible for them to reach Thomas' Point light in time to make harbor and avert danger ; and many a poor soul gave up in hopeless despair to submit to a watery grave.
Lost in the GALE.-In the gale of the 17th of Dec. Capt. Wm. Vickers, eldest son of Capt. James Vickers, of Cambridge, Md., was lost, together with his crew. The deceased was overtaken by the gale whilst in the bay, and it is supposed his vessel sprung a leak, and all on board found a watery grave.
THE SNOW STORM.-The snow storm which commenced in New-York on Thursday noon, reached here about 5 o'clock, Utica about midnight, Syracuse a litile before sunrise Friday, and Rochester at precisely 12 o'clock Friday. Its progress was gradual against the prevailing current of air.— Albany Eve. Jour.
EARTHQUAKE.-From Trinidad, we learn that a severe shock of an earthquake was experienced on the night of the 17th December, at half past 10 o'clock. The Spectator says—" It lasted for a considerable time, commencing with a light tremulous motion, but became pretty strong as it drew near the end."
Brig Savannah, from New-York for Savannah, on the 17th experienced a very heavy gale from the S.E. which continued for three days.
Sch. Wm. Wright had very heavy weather, and in the snow storm of the 17th, off Block Island, stove boat and received other damage.
Brig Dahlia, from New York bound to Cuba, was lost off Cape Henry in the gale of the 17th. Passengers and crew saved. Passengers who arrived here on Saturday and went north on that day, describe the hurricane as a very severe one.-Norfolk paper.
Ship Norma, from Havana, on the 17th, while lying to in a severe gale, a sea boarded the ship, carried away the main rail fore staunchious, split plank shear, stove galley, and one other sea carried away part of the cabin bulkhead, nearly filling the cabin with water. The gale was very severe and lasted two days.
Sch. Oregou on the 17th encountered a violent gale
from E.N.E. in Delaware Bay, which carried away on the Round Reef, over which she beat, sustained a jibboom, best bower anchor, part of chain, &c. severe damage in the hull, which caused her to leak Lewis, Del., 17th-A heavy gale is now blowing
very much. The skill and courage of the pilot did from E.N.E. weather very thick, accompanied with
not, however, forsake him, and he endeavored to run a heavy fall of snow. The schr. Marquis, from
her ashore on the West side of Courtenay Bay, as the Fredericksburg, was driven ashore during the gale this
only chance of saving the lives of those on board ; but forenoon, on the beach near the Mole.
the vessel making water very fast, and the crew be
coming dispirited, they were unable to work. She Friday, December 18.
then drifted to the eastward, striking heavily as she Ship Columbus, from Calcutta, on the 18th, 5 P.
got into the shoal water, and finally began to break M., Cape Cod light bore S.S.E., 7 miles, commenced
up. This was about 12 o'clock at night. The masts snowing with a strong gale from E.N.E., gradually
were then cut away to prevent her from upsetting, veering to N.E., spoke brig Rideout, and agreed to at
after beating over the sands for some time, during tempt reaching Cape Harbor, furled topgallant sails,
which the sea was making a complete breach over the weather becoming very thick and officers and
her, she parted in several places, and the captain, who men much exhausted. Several of them were satfering
had been injured by the floating pieces of wreck, was from frozen feet and hands, rendered it imprudent for
washed overboard and drowned. One of the men them to attempt crossing the bay, and equally su to
was also lost at the same time, and the boys perished keep at sea, our sails being injured by severe gales.
shortly after. The pilot, with the remainder of the Had to cut away all the spars to prevent her going
crew, succeeded in getting on the forecastle, which
parted from the hull. ashore.
Their situation became despe
rate-each surge that broke over them threatened to Bark Fairmont, from Barbadoes, on the 18th, lat.
sweep them off, or dash the fragment of the wreck to 30 N., long. 75 W., encountered a violent gale from
which they clung, to pieces. Several began to get W. S.W., accompanied with a heavy sea, which lasted
benumbed and careless of life, and, taking, as they 20 hours.
thought, a final leave of each other, they awaited in Brig Melazzo, from Havana, for Boston, struck on silence their expected doom. Soon, however, the Gull Ledge, Cohasset, near the Glades, at 3 A.M., forecastle grounded, and the survivors succeeded in December 18, in the severe snow storm. Her situa reaching the shore, near the point at Little River, altion being seen from the shore, the life boat at Co most exhausted with fatigue and the exertions they hasset was manned before 8 o'clock, and attempted to had made to cling to the wreck, and arrived at the go to her, but was capsized and filled with water. alms-house nearly dead with cold. The bodies of About a quarter before 10 a second attempt was made, those who were drowned have been recovered. The and by great exertions the whole crew, as well as the shores of Courtenay Bay are strewed with pieces of captain's wife and another passenger, eleven in all, the wreck. The fine steamer Maid of Erin started in were landed in safety, but much exhausted, as the the evening to assist in getting the ship off, but the sea broke over the vessel most of the time. Mrs. weather being very thick and a tremendous sea runNichols stood 5 hours in the gangway.
ning, she was unable to succeed in finding her, and had
to return without accomplishing her object. The E. Ship Adirondack, from Liverpool, on the 18th, in ||
was about 480 tons burthen, and was owned in Lona heavy gale, lost two seamen, Jas. Jackson, and A. W
don. Haywood, they fell from jibboom while stowing the jib; lost sight of them immediately.
Monday, December 21. Bark Croton, hence, at Mobile, experienced a heavy | British bark West Indian, of London, was lost near gale from the West on the 18th, split sails, &c.
Puerto del Padre, in a gale, on the night of the Brig Franklin, from Boston, for N. Orleans, in lat.
21st December. 33 34, long. 71 18, on the 18th and 19th experienced
Wednesday, December 23. a heavy gale from the S.E., lost foretop-gallant mast, The schooner Sarah, from Bangor, on the 23d, in topgallant and royal yard, and a part of the deck lat. 36 30, long. 98. encountered a severe gale from load.
the N.W., while lying to. Lost deck load of lumber, Saturday, December 19.
galley, boat, bulwarks, eight stauncheons, both jibs, The Journal de la Haye reports a volcanic eruption
stove water casks, decks completely swept of everywhich took place on the Rhine, opposite Unkel, on
thing. the night of the 19th of December. There was a
Thursday, December 24. subterranean noise, and then a mountain of frag. The brig Santioga, (of Plymouth, Mass.,) from N. meuts was upheaved to a height of nearly 200 feet. York, for Brest, was towed into Penzance Roads, with By this phenomenon a large plain has been devastat loss of foremast, foretopmast cut away, and with the ed, and a road has been elevated one hundred
hull and cargo damaged, having been thrown on hier feet.
beam ends in a gale, on December 24th, lat. 48, long. SHIPWRECK and Loss of Life.-The ship Eng: 9. land, Andrew Irvine, master, 83 days from London, for BARK PENTUCKET.-Extract of a letter from Capt. this port, in ballast, while attempting to make the Taylor, dated Glasgow, January 15th, to his owners barbor on Saturday afternoon last, December 19,
in Boston: during a severe S.W. gale; without having a pilot on “I write to inform you of the arrival of the bark board, struck on the foul ground, and afterwards be
Pentucket, at this port, after a long, rough and tedicame a total wreck-the captain, couk, one sailor and ous passage, with the loss of stern moulding, jibboom, two boys being unfortunately drowned. From infor. head rails, &c. I have had the most boisterous pasmation gleaned from authentic sources, we learn that sage I ever experienced, with continued gales of wind. the England made the harbor about 4 o'clock that af On the 24th December, I experienced the most severe ternoon, and attempted to enter it without a pilot, the
gale I ever met at sea ; the bark was hove on her captain relying on his mate to conduct the vessel into
beam ends, and lay so for six hours, without one parport, the tide being low at the time. After passing
ticle of sail upon her; and if she had not been a new into Partridge Islands, the pilot schooner Rechab run
vessel, we never should have reached here to tell down towards her, and John Haviland, a branch
the news. pilot, attempted to board her in his gig, but the ship
Brig Hartley, from Philadelphia, to St. Thomas, enkeeping away under her topsails (running directly for
countered a succession of gales from S.W. to N.W., the Foul Ground) he was unable to do so; he how.
on the 24th and 25th, which swept decks, sprung ever hailed her, and told the captain to brace the
foremast and foreyard, and caused the vessel to yards sharp up, and haul the vessel by the wind, in
leak badly. order to keep the channel, and thus escape the im. pending danger; but the advice was disregarded,
Friday, December 25. and she soon after struck, and remained fast on the “ On Christmas day, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, a sunken rocks. Mr. Haviland then made an attempt noise was heard in the environs of Mindethal, in a to reach her in his gig, and succeeded. After beat circumference of at least 18 leagues diameter, resem. ing for some time on the rocks, the flood tide carried bling, in the first instance, a distant cannonade. After her off. when the pilot discovered that she had lost 20 almost vniform discharges, this noise changed to a her rudder; he then endeavored to steer her into the rumbling, the sounds of which strikingly resembled harbor by means of the sails, but the wind hauling to those of a kettle drum, tuned in F, and ended with the westward, and the anchor parting, she was driven sounds like those of distant trumpets. The whole
phenomenon lasted about three minutes, and was tially commenced in several districts; but the favor of water on a level, fell during the space of forty-eight heard in the same manner throughout the entire dis able weather has put such a fresh spring in the late
hours.- Indianapolis Sentinel. trict. Every auditor imagined that he heard the planted canes, that a delay must take place. The noise over his head ; but nothing was seen explana. prospects of all the crops are good."
Monday, January 4. tory of the phenomenon. In the village of Schonen
Friday, January 1, 1847.
The weather has been comparatively moderate for burg, however, West of Mindethal, several persons
several days. A heavy rain storm from the south discovered above the houses, a black ball rapidly de
The Season.-A dandelion, in full bloom, was pluck.
east, last night, has carried off nearly all the snow and scending, and a man saw this ball fall into à garden.
ed by the side of a wall in Bloomingdale, on New- || ice, and the therinometer this morning was as high as The news of the event was soon spread abroad, and Year's day.
fifty degrees. with a bright and warm sun and clear all the inhabitants, abandoning their firesides and fa Fifty-one years ago New-Year's day was precisely sky.-Bost. Jour. Jan. 5. mily festivities, ran to the spot pointed out. They similar to Friday last. So says one of the oldest in
Wednesday, January 6. found an opening in the earth, which emitted a sul. habitants.”—Jour. Com.
The peach trees are in bloom at Wilmington, N.C., phurous vapor. On digging with great zeal, a stone Ship Camera, from Palermo, from the 1st to the was discovered 2 feet below the surface, in the form
and all the evidences of spring are displayed in that 25th, has experienced constant head winds and heavy of an irregular, truncated pyramid, with four narrow
neighborhood.-- Jour. Com. Jan. 6. westerly gales, lost main and inizzen topsail yards. lateral surfaces, and a fifth somewhat wider; the base
The Cincinnati Gazette of Saturday, Jan. 9, says: is smooth enough. The summit is prismatic, and the
Burlington, from New York, off Cape Clear on the
“Up to Wednesday night the 6th inst., for several corners rounded. It weighs almost eight kilogram
1st experienced heavy weather, lost foretopmast and weeks the weather has generally been soft, bland and mes (44 lbs. and upwards.) Its dirnensions are 8 in. received other damage.
as warm as May. On that day, a friend brought us a ches in height, 7 in breadth, and 3 in thickness. This Ship Enmity, from Calcutta for Boston, in a hurri branch of the common honeysuckle, six inches long stone bears marks of volcanic origin, and resembles cane on the 1st and 2d of January, lost mainmast with and in full leaf; also leaves of the lilac and rose, fully grunslein (greenstone.) The fracture is grayish all sails attached.
expanded, all of which had grown out of doors. On white, spotted with white, and several crystallized We have been visited with the greatest flood known
Thursday morning the weather had become quite metallic fragments were remarked on its surface, espe for many years with the exception of that in June
cold and blustering, with a slight fall of snow. Yescially some octohedrical crystals of iron, which at-il 1843. It commenced raining on Wednesday the 30th
terday morning the cold was intense, the thermometract the magnetised needle."-Augsburg Gaz. Dec., and continued with little intermission until Fri
ter standing at two degrees below zero at day. Schooner Caroline, from Sassafras River, Md., via day evening. January 1st. The river at this place
light. This will ensure us a good crop of ice for the N. York, at Boston. Night of the 25th, had a severe was at its height on Saturday evening about 9 o'clock,
next summer's use, but we fear the great change will N.E. gale, and on 26th, off Cape Cod, had another being within two feet as high as it was in 1843. We
be fatal to the peaches." from N.W.; struck on Billingsgate Shoals, beat over, lament to state that Mr. Abell, son of Lewis
Thursday, January 7. and came to an anchor inside ; Tost foretopsail and top
Abell, of Bazetta, a young man aboui 22 or 23 years Welearn from the Trenton (N.J.) News, that during gallant sail, &c. All the crew are badly frozen, and of age was drowned on the morning of the 1st inst.,
the heavy gale of Thursday afternoon, Jan. 7, the the vessel was brought to Boston by the assistance of at Baconsburg, in attempting to remove drift wood at
long car house at the depot, used to shelter the cars at Capt A. Gill, of the Light House, and Capts. Hawes the bridge in that place-his body was found some
night, was prostrated from end to end. It was a very aud Chipman, of WellHeet. 20 rods below.
long building, probably between one and two hunExtract of a letter from Capt. Doane, of ship Hud
The stage coach, two horses, and the mail from
dred feet. Fortunntely the locomative and cars were Bon, from Glasgow, to his owners : this place to Wellsville, were lost on Saturday morn
all in use, and were not crushed beneath the falling ing, jan. 2 in attempting to ford the river at the south
timbers. BERMUDA, Dec. 29, 1846. end of the bridge over the Mahoning. and the life of
The wind blew a fearful gale ou the sound last night. Mr. Hiram Benham, stage agent, barely saved. I have just arrived here in a bad state. I left the Clyde on the 10th November, and in 24 days was in
The coach and mail have not yet been discovered or
The Champion, from N. York had a rough trip of heard of. There was fortunately but one passenger,
it. She left in the afternoon, but did not reach this long. 58 W., and lat 41. I took a sudden gale from Mr. George Johnson, of Wheeling, Va., in the stage
city until this morning. the West, which drove me to the Gulf, where I remained 2 days and then run to the South of it to lat.
he saved himself by leaping from the stage upon a The schr. Splendid of James Port, L.I. while lying 36, when I had strong gales from N.W. to W.S.W. for
high stump—the driver swam mnd climbed a tree, at anchor near Riker's Island, was run into by the 20 days, and then was in long. 66. On the 25th Dec. where he remained until taken off in a skiff.- War.
Champion, and sunk immediately; the crew having took a very heavy gale from S.W. I had now beren Ohio Dem. Jan. 4.
barely time to escape with their personal effects in come short handed by losing one man and 2 sick ; We alluded in our paper of Saturday to the great their own boat and that of the steamer, which was the gale of the 25th caused the ship to leak bad, the quantity of rain which had fallen during the two pre promptly sent to their assistance. The vessel bad on pumps were kept going for 24 hours; about this time coding days. The waters have never been known to board 2700 bushels of oysters, belonging to Ilarry and the men began to fail-then in lat. 34, long. 66, I be so high before. Some of the principal streets of Levy Rome, of Fair Haven. The Captain is also a thought it best to make for Charleston, but the wind the town were changed into canals of rapidly running part owner of the cargo and vessel. No insurance.soon hauled round to the West and blew hard, and water; and damage has been done by the filling of New Haven Palladium Jan. 8, 1847. the passengers had given out at the pumps, I con cellars, &c. But the most disastrous effects have oc
Perth Amboy, Jan. 8. 1847. cluded to bear up for this port.
curred in West Indianapolis. For the width of a Packet ship Switzerland, from London, has had a mile the whole is inudated, and the water surges over
This place was visited yesterday by a severe tornaBuccession of Westerly gales, generally from W.S.W.; the National road in a raging torrent. The high grade do. A column, in appearance like smoke, and about on Christmas night, the ship lay nearly on her beam of the road has been washed away in some places, 20 feet in height and six broad, crossed our bay from ends for several hours, under close reefed topsail and and several houses have been lifted from their foun
the south, upsetting small craft of every description. foretopsail, in a very heavy N.W. gale.
dations and floated across the road down stream. The It struck a large shed and carried it about 300 feet Packet ship St. Nicholas, from Havre, on the 25th, east bank of the river, in the vicinity of the grave
through the side of a frame building, and even through at night, experienced a hurricane from N.W., comyards, has been washed away to the extent of fifty
two substantial partitions. The direction of the tor
nado was then changed as if by magic, to the east, and menced with a whirlwind, succeeded in getting the
feet or more, and is still wearing away rapidly, and ship before the wind, sustained but little damage. the water is within a few feet of the fence of the
passed to Staten Island. The coasting Schr. Delight, lower grave yard.
heavily ballasted for a southern trip, and lying at Saturday, December 26.
The canal is broken in several places. The Aque anchor, was capsized and sunk immediately; and Bark Pomona, from Newcastle, on the 26th, lat. 42, duct over Fall creek is either washed away or very
such was its force that chimneys were blown off and long. 59, experienced a severe hurricane from W.S. much damaged, reports being contradictory. The
even men were prostrated. w. to N.N.W.
culverts at Pague's run is entirely gone and the run Ship Lapland, Simpson, reports that on Thursday
has made a clear breach through the canal at that place. Jan. 7th, '47, at midnight, was between Race Point Sunday, December 27.
Immense quantities of the canal banks are washing and Cohasset, when he took a severe N.W. gale, and Ship Charlemagne, from Messina, on the 26th and away at other Points.
was driven off. On the night of the 10th stood into 27th, lat. 42, long. 74, experienced gales from S.E. We have heard of families some miles distant from the bay, with a N.N.E. wind; at 12 o'clock a thin to N.W.; bove the ship on her beam ends and lay so town, who had retreated to the roofs of their houses. snow storm, sounded in 35 fathoms of water-hauled for four hours, and righted with considerable water in where they had to remain for many hours for the want to the eastward until 6 P.M. yesterday, when it clearher hold ; same time lost a whole suit of sails, sprung of the means of rescue. Some are reported to have ed up a little, put our course W.N.W.; at 10 P.M., the foremast and foretopmast.
been drowned; but we are not in possession of well sounded in 22 fathoms of water, the weather thick Tuesday, December 29. authenticated facts on this point.
and appearing like an easterly storm. Judging ourA new two and a half story brick house, belonging
Our worthy citizen, Nicholas McCarthy, will be a selyes too far in the bay to haul off, we ran for Boston to Mr. Timberman, was blown down during a gale at
great loser, as he had many thousand bushels of corn light; at 12 P.M., very thick, made Cohasset rocks
in the river bottom; but he will not lose his all as St. Louis, on the 29th, breaking the leg and mashing
close under our lee, hauled up N.W.: N. under double many others will. the jaws of one of three workmen engaged in it at
reefed topsails, blowing fresh thinking to make the
All the inhabitants of West Indianapolis and its vi light, when we made breakers under our our lee; the time.
cinity, with a single exception. were obliged to evacu finding it impossible to clear them, rounded to and let A TROPICAL DECEMBER.-The Barbadoes Mercury ate their houses, and in most instances before they go both anchors ; the vessel soon commenced striking, says:
had time to remove their effects. A large amount of when we cut away all her masts, as the only means " December has been truly a glorious month ; not these will be destroyed or greatly injured ; and the of saving the ship. From the time we made Cohasset, a day has elapsed without fine rains, and as a natural sufferers are of that condition least able to repair the 12 M. until we anchored, kept firing muskets for a consequence, the whole surface of the Island is cloth loss. From the best information we have been able pilot, which the residents of Hull say were heard ed with the richest verdure. Sugar making has par- / to obtain, we suppose that not less than twelve inches l ihere. From 11 o'clock until two this morning, the
ship was continually striking, burnt torches, and fired Continued up to the time of our going to press, with of January last, and lost. This is melancholy news, muskets for assistance from the shore, but received the wind from north east.--Ball. Sun, Jan. 11.
not only to his wife and family, with whom we deeply none until about au hour before the R. B. Forbes arri The Consbrook of Belfast from Donaghadee, for
and sincerely sympathise, but also to the whole Amerived, when the life hoat from Hull boarded the ship. Charleston, grounded Jan. 7, at Burial Island in a ||
can commercial nautical community. There never The masts with every thing attached are ashore on
was, perhaps, a man more endeared to all who knew snow storm, but got off and proceeded. Long Beach, vessel leaks sufficiently to keep one
him, thau Captain Rathbone. To know him was to pump at work. The L. was towed up by the R. B.
Sunday, January 10.
love him—and that he should have perished in the Forbes.
Philadelphia, January 11.--The snow which com- || way he did, far from his family, his friends, and his The steam ship Giraffe, under the command of Capt.
menced falling about noon yesterday has kept at it kindred is indeed heart rending. But" in the midst A. H. Eldridge, was lost near Brazos Santiago on the steadily, and we have a foot or so of snow.
of life we are in death," and may we may all, 7th of January. Four of the hands perished.
Monday, January 11.
when summoned to “ that bourne from whence no
traveller returns," be as pure and unspotted as was Schr. Tryall in the N.W. gale night of the 7th, off At Mempbis, Ten., on the 11th, the snow was
he. All that was mortal of him, is gone from us for. Cape May, carried away fore gati.
about a foot deep. Cold weather and fine sleighing ever-but his name—the recollection of his virtuous Schr. Emeline in the gale of the 7th, off Sandy Since our last paper, in which we briefly noticed and honorable life-our respect for him when livingHook, had bulwarks stove on both sides.
the heavy gale of Monday Jan. 11, we learn that a great will be cherished by all who knew him. Schr. Andes, when off Stratford, on the evening of
amount of damage has been done in this vicinity. We We would willingly stop here, but duty demands the 7th, was struck by a squall from the westward, hear that many buildings, barns, sheds, &c. have been that we record still further accounts of the effects of and shipped a heavy sea which washed 15 or 20 bales
unroofed or blown down, and any amount of fences the raging element in that bad month. The same gale of cotton from the deck.
capsized and demolished. The forests have also suffer that deprived us of Capt. Rathbone, took away from
ed. We learn that the sugar orchard of Mr. John us Capt. Loring of the ship Eliza Warwick, which · Schr. Harriet Elizabeth, from Alexandria for New Guest was entirely prostrated.–Fredonia Censor. left our shores on the 1st of January last. This officer, York, got ashore on Absecomb bar, 7 th, in the S.E. !
Fr. Ship Valient, from New Orleans, for Nantz,
with three or four of his men, was killed on board of blow.
his vessel by injuries he sustained in consequence of went ashore on the Vignette Rocks, near St. Nazaire,
his vessel being struck by a tremendous sea, which We learn from Capt. Thomas, of the schr. General || on the night of the 11th Jan.
well nigh swamped her. Washington, that the counties of Mathews and Glou
Brig E. G. Pierce, of Gardiner, had mainmast and Altogether the month of January has been a sad cestor, were visited on Thursday Jan. 7, by a most
and wonderful month.-N. Y. Herald. violent tornado of wind. The precise extent of the
foretopinast carried away on the 11th, in a squall off injury inflicted had not been ascertained, although the high lands.
Thursday, January 14. sufficient was known to warrant the statement, that it
Tuesday, January 12.
LIGHTNING. - The barn of Capt. Ben. Low, at Do had been a most destructive tornado to property, and
Ship Eliza Warwick, from New York, at Liverpool,
ver Lower Village, was struck by lightning on Thurs we regret to add, human life also. One house was
day of last week (probably 14th). The ridge polo entirely destroyed in Matthews, several others unreports at 8 P.M. on the 12th Jan., was pooped by a
was torn off, and three horned cattle and a horse were sea while scudding, in lat. 44 N., long. 42 30 W., roofed, and fences and trees in every direction blown
killed.-N. Y. Herald of Sat. Jan. 23. down. In the East River, some damage was done to
which istantly killed Capt. Loring and the two men at the shipping and along the whole line of the river
Earthquake at Rice Lake, Upper Canada. the wheel, carried away round house, wheel, binna
cle, bulwarks, carved work from stern, and stove in Ship Independence, in lat. 49 N., long. 21 3 W., at numberless out houses were thrown down. But the most melancholy portion of the story remains to be
the after part of the house, filling house and cabin 1 P.M. twice struck by lightning, 5 persons knocked told. Mr. John Dangerfield, the collector of the
with water. Hove too, and laid four days with a tar. down, and two disabled. Ashes fell from the atmos. customs for the county of Matthews, being on the road
paulin in mizzen rigging, wind blowing a hurricane phere on the Faroe Islands, 360 miles S.E. of the vol
from N.W., with a frighful sea. Shipped several in a single gig, on his way home, encountered the
canoes of Iceland. tornado, his horse took fright, and sad to relate, Mr.
heavy seas ; carried away mainsail and staunchions,
Friday, January 15.
lant mast. Experienced nothing but continual thirty minutes. —Norfolk Beacon.
Lightning at Saltville, Va.
Saturday, January 16.
Wednesday, January 13.
Packet ship St. James, at Portsmouth from Newante. p. 682.
On the 13th of January, they were carrying cotton
York, reports in a gale on the 16th, was struck by a into Memphis on sleighs—four bales at a load. This The weather at Metamoras on the 8th, was so cold
sea which filled the cahin, washed 4 men overboard,
swept decks, lost boats, &c., and left her with seven is noticed as very unusual. as to make ice.
feet of water in the hold. The brig Ada Eliz, from Long Island, Bahamas, for Packet ship Columbia, from New-York for Liver
Ship Leland, which arrived at Liverpool, Jan. 28, pool, on the 13th, in a gale, lost overboard the captain, Philadelphia, on the 8th encountered a heavy gale in lat. 31 20 N., long 75 45 W., which broke the rudder ; first and second mate, five seamen and a boy.
from Charleston, while scudding in a hurricane on the
16th, was boarded over the stern by a tremendous sea, the round house was immediately detatched from the We have been favored with the following account rudder lead and secured by ropes. At 4 A.M. the
which washed overboard Ira Baxter, Jr., aged 17, son of the disaster to the packet ship Columbia, and the following morning, the rudder, after thumping heavily death of Capt. Rathbone. It was written by a pass
of the inaster. A seaman name unknown, who was
at the wheel with young Baxter, had one of the spokes under the vessel's bottom, broke from the stern ; ő enger, and addressed to Lloyd's agents :
driven through his side, and survived the injury but
Sir-I am sorry to inform you that on Wednesday, A.M. constructed a temporary rudder; 9ih, weather
ten hours, in great agony. the 13th inst., at a quarter to 5 A.M., we were struck moderating, made sail and stood for Charleston ; same
The first officer had his by a sea on the starboard quarter, when running be
thigh broken, and the master had his ankle sprained. date, at midnight, encountered a violent gale from N. W. accompanied with a heavy sea, which broke
The wheel was broken in three places, the sky lights fore the wind, which carried off the wheel house,
stove in, the cabin filled with water, &c. the temporary rudder from the stern post-again the
with Captain Rathbone, first mate, second mate, five rudder was repaired and shipped. On the 11th while seamen and one boy; since that time we have had a
Schr. Tellus on the 16th, during a severe N.W. gale, lying too in a heavy gale, parted the rudder guys continual succession of very heavy gales, ship pretty
split mainsail and lost flying jib. which were repaired with all possible despatch. On
tight, foretopmast and main royalcutaway. The follow. Br. brig Lewis, from St. John's for Glasgow, on sounding the pump (only one being in order) it was
ing sails were carried away : jib, forestaysail, foresail, the 16th, in a gale of wind, lost mainmast and every discovered that the brig was making water, which inforetopsail, topgallant and royal, maintopsail, spank
thing from off the deck. creased to such an extent that on the 13th we were
er and mizzen royal; threw the deckload overboard ; compelled to throw overboard 500 bushels of salt, 50 passengers all well. We got an officer from on board
Troy, Jan. 17, 6 P.M. the Lady Falkland, of Glasgow, when we expected
About 10 o'clock on Saturday evening, a sudden bags of oatmeal, anchor and chain; 15th, leak increasing, threw overboard 1500 bushels of salt. At 4 P. to get put to rights again, and proceed to Liverpool.
and tremendous gale passed through the lower portion M., same date, lat. 31 47, long. 76 40, the bark Isna
of Troy, blowing down the west wall of the Clinton
Foundry, situated a few rods below the Troy railroad dore froin New-Orleans bound to Boston, hove in sight,
Cabin Passenger. and all hope of carrying the brig into port appearing
depot, on the Troy and Greenbush Railroad, sweepvain ,we abandoned her.
By the accounts received by the steamship Cambria,
ing away some ten or fifteen feet of the roof of the The weather for the last few days has been of the we have the sad and melancholy intelligence that some
building on the west side, killing three of the workmost changeful and capricious character. On the 8th, thirty-seven American vessels were more or less inju
men engaged in the establishment at the time, and from almost summer heat, it suddenly became bitter red; and that all the London packets that sailed du
badly injuring several others. cold, the thermometer ranging below the freezing ring the month of January, were obliged to put back
At the time the walls blew down, there were in all point. Forty eight hours afterwards, the mercury to port.
eighteen moulders at work upon the different floors rose from 32 to 65, and in less than one day fell again But this is not all. We would be glad if we could of the building adjoining the west wall. The crash to 30.-N. 0. Bee, Jan. 12. stop here. It is our melancholy duty to say, for the occurred almost instantaneously; the wind spending
itself with great suddenness, and permitting the workinformation of the relatives and friends of the deceased, Saturday, January 9.
that the amiable and gentlemanly Captain Rathbone, men no opportunity to escape from the falling bricks Since our last, winter has come upon us in earnest. so long connected with our packet marine, and so en- || and timbers. The weather continued very cold, and on Saturday thusiastically admired for his generous and noble char It is almost miraculous that a larger number were evening, the sky became overcast with clouds, which acter, was, together with his two mates and five of not killed, as all were much exposed to danger. The between eleven and twelve o'clock yesterday began his crew, washed overboard from the packet ship west wall of the building was ninety-six feet in length, to give us an old fashioned fall of snow. The suow Columbia, of which vessel he was master, on the 13th and some fifty feet directly in the centre were blown down. John Coffield, aged about 22 years, was taken 23d he encountered a tremendous N.W. gale, during jured. Four flat boats containing about 8500 bbls. of out of the ruins dead, and badly mangled, soon after which shifted ballast, was knocked down, lost water coal, and one flat boat loaded with wood, were sunk, the accident occurred. He had been married but casks, and received some damage, the sea making a and their cargoes lost. The wharves in front of Port two or three months, and his young wife is nearly dis complete breach over her; was blown to the south
Market have been seriously damaged; and it will take tracted in consequence of his sudden and untimely ward across the Gulf Stream, the sails and rigging
weeks if not months to repair them. The six vessels death. Michael Madigan, a boy aged 19 years, was badly chafed and worn, and decks full of water. Find above mentioned are in a very precarious situation. horribly cut and mangled. He survived until this ing it impossible to get on the coast, bore away for At about 11 o'clock yesterday morning, the house morning when he died. John Allen, formerly a resi the West Indies, the wind blowing heavy from N.W. belonging to M. Pluche, now in progress of construcdent of West Troy, aged about 25 years, was found for ten days.
tion, in Esplanade, between Peauche and Villere streets, in the ruins this morning.
Lightning storm at Mobile, Ala.
was blown down. Several hands were at work at The following were severely wounded; John Rai.
the time on the walls of the house, but none of them Sunday, January 24.
were injured. ney, Joho Kennedy, David Cooper, Jas. Ryan, Thos.
Ship Manchester, of New-York, lying in the port
While the bark Rothschild was loose, one of the Gillan, Michael Louth and John Freer. Strong hopes
of Galway, I., during a sudden squall on the 241h of are entertained for the recovery of the persons injured.
seamen attached to her fell overboard. A stevedore January, was upset; she remained on her beam ends. by the name of Jack Jones jumped overboard and Not more than one of them (Kennedy) is considered in a dangerous state. It is fortunate that the sad cc
Bark Thetis, from Belfast, I., on the 24th experienced | succeeded in saving him, but the noble fellow just as currence happened on Saturday evening, when nearly a tremendous gale of wind from N.W.; lost the main he was in the act of getting on shore, fell overboard all the workmen were away, otherwise the disaster
himself, and although there were many skiffs near by, topsail and quarter boat. would have been attended with a much larger loss of Brig Emma Prescott, of New-York, lying in the
after having risen once to the surface, he disappeared
and was drowned. life.
Roadsted, Galway, during the gale of the 24th, was The force of the gale must have been tremendous. driven from her moorings high up on the point of
In the second and first Municipalities, the shipping
met with no serious accident. One vessel in the sec. The wall, which was blown down, was one foot in Renmore, and lost both masts.
ond got loose and floated down the river a short distance thickness, and well supported by posts. The gale
The Caithneshire, of and from Belfast for Now-Or
but was soon made fast again. The danger appreswept in its course some 10 or 15 feet off the roof leans, on the 24th of January, lat. 51 15, long. 18 40
hended may be imagined, when stevedores and sailors from the railroad depot, a short distance above, carry. was thrown on her beam ends, and had ballast shified,
were making two dollars per hour for securing and ing it over the railroad track several rods. stanchions carried away, lost topmast, sails, &c.
strengthening the moorings of ships.-N. 0. Delta, Sunday, January 17.
An immense iceberg lately floated into the harbor Jan. 28. The St. Lawrence river, at Ogdensburgh, is frozen of Eastport, Me., dashing to pieces several vessels
Thursday, January 28. over strong enough to allow teams to cross. The lying at the wharves; it is supposed to have been Brig Inez, from New-York, bound to Limerick, on thermometer on Sunday night (17th) in that village blown from the Arctic sea in the late gales.-N. Y. the 28th, New-York bearing N.W. about 460 miles marked 8 degress below zero. Herald, Jan. 25.
distant, encountered a violent gale from the N.W. WEATHER.-Sunday the 17th, was the coldest day Extract of a letter from T. M. Persse, Esq., the which continued until the 29th, when the wind shiftthus far this winter. The thermometer at noon was American Consul at Galway, Ireland.
ed to the south east and blew with increased violence ; at 18 degrees above zero, and much colder in the “On the same day, after I wrote you (31st Jan.) I 30th, as the only means of our preservation, started morning and evening. The snow has disappeared, received a note from the mate of the bark Sarah E. nearly all our water, threw overboard from off deck and the river still remains open, an unusual circum Snow, mentioning the total loss of that vessel and every thing moveable, and lightened the vessel of stance for midwinter.-Hartford Times.
cargo and all on board, except himself. I mentioned about 800 bushels of corn. . In this condition, unfit to Wednesday, January 20.
to you in my last, the heavy gale we had on the 24th, proceed on the voyage, with the cargo shifting with
and it is in that gale she was dismasted ; she was every change of wind, bore up for the nearest port The Belfast (Me.) Journal states that a slight shock
lying too, when she shipped a sea which put her on in the United States. Was off Bermuda on the 3d of of an earthquake was felt in and about Lincolnville
her beam ends, and when the masts went over she Feb. and on the 4th, lat. 38 19 N., long. 71 46, encounaud Camden, a few days since.-Jour. Com. Jan. 20.
righted again: on the 28th, the vessel went ashore at tered another heavy storm from S. to N.W., which John Brooks, arrived from Savannah at Liverpool, Belmulet, the people saw there was some person on continued with little or no intermission until the 9th, with loss of bulwarks, stanchions, boats, cook house, board, and had just time to get the poor fellow off. at which time we took a pilot. &c., in a gale 20th Jan. I made a collection for the mate of £20. All the
Sligo, Jan. 29.-Brig Captain John, from New York Ship Floridian. from Apalachicola, on the 20th, 21st American Captains in port acted very liberally. The
arrived here yesterday ; she experienced very heavy and 22d, experienced a very serere gale from N.N. John Balch was near meeting the same fate, but came
weather during the last ten days; had the wind flying safe with the exception of the loss of some of her
from all points of the compass and lost bulwarks, main Thursday, January 21.
yard and jibboom sprung, boats stove in, lashings carSnow in Wayne County.-There is a foot of snow
ried away, ring bolts started, caboose cook's galley on the Ridge Road in Wayne County. It fell on Lightning storm at Louisville, Ky., and at Saltville, carried away,cabin doors stove in, water ways started,
Va. Thursday the 21st.-Roch. Am.
and in fact the ship altogether strained from seas break
Tuesday, January 26. The H. H. Boody, from New-York arrived at Liv
ing aboard of her. erpool to day, with mizzen mast cut away, and part Ship Swatara, from New-Orleans, at Liverpool, was Br. Bark Susan, from Cork to Norfolk, experienced of cargo thrown overboard, during a gale 21st of Jan.
obliged to cut away her masts to prevent her going rough weather on the passage, Jan. 28, long. 17 20, in lat. 42, long. 43. ashore on the 26th Jan.
having encountered a severe gale from W.S.W. carShip Saranak, from Liverpool, on the 21st, experi
Wednesday, January 27.
ried away bowsprit, foretopmast, topgallant masts and Br. schr. John Edwards went ashore at White Cove
sails, bulwarks &c.; one boat stove, lost another, and enced a violent snow storm, which continued for 16
one of the crew washed overboard and drowned. hours.
near Digby, in a storm on the 27th, and went to pieces;
Bark Cynthia. from Pernambuco, on the 28th, lat. The steamer Cincinnatti was lost on the 22d of
33 long. 72 8, experienced a severe gale from W. by
The weather yesterday was the most violent that January, near Tampico.
N. to N.W., which caused the vessel to leak 700 strokes we have known during the past year. It rained Packet ship Burgundy, from Havre, on the night of
per hour. In lat. 38, long. 72, experienced another almost incessantly the whole day, and towards evening
gale from W.S.W. to w. by N., carried away bulthe 22d, experienced a severe hurricane ; lost the main the storm was accompanied with thunder and vivid yard and main topgallantmast and sails.
warks, head staunchions and received other damage. lightning. In many instances the first floors of wareSaturday, January 23. houses and stores were flooded, and for some hours
Friday, January 29. the streets were rendered impassable for foot passen Br. ship Sir Robert Peel, of and for St. John, N.B., The Hottinguer, from Liverpool for New-York, put
gers. The Mississippi was nearly level with the Levee, || from Savannah, went ashore at Cutler, Me., uear Little into the cove of Cork, with loss of spars, sails, &c.,
and the pavements knee-deep with water. What, River, Jan. 29th, and bilged. On the next day she swung in a hurricane on the 23d.
with the thunder, wind, rain and lightning, it was off, and sunk in five fathoms, and will be a total loss; Ship Paris, from New Orleans for Bordeaux, arrived the fiercest tempest that we encountered for some time the crew were saved. off the mouth of the Girande on the evening of the past. At noon it was so dark that we had to light the
Brig Clinton, from New-York for Savannah, on the 23d, and got within seven miles of the light without gas in our office ; commercial business on the Levee
29th, off Cape Hatteras, experienced a severe gale being able to obtain a pilot. At midnight it blew a was suspended, masters only thinking of securing their
from S.E. which suddenly changed to N.W. and drove gale from S.W. which continued until the 25th, when vessels, and merchants of protecting the cargoes lying
us across the Gulf Stream to long. 73 W. the vessel drifted towards the Island of Cleron, Capt. on the wharves. We fear that the plantations on the Lewis attempted to get into Basque Roads and suc river, and in the interior of the country, over which
Bark Edward Bulkley, from New-York for Charlesceeded. But after he was moored with two anchors the hurricane passed, have met with serious injury,
ton, on the 29th and 30th, experienced severe gales ahead, at 10 P.M., it came on to blow a perfect hur: by the great quantity of rain which has lately fallen
from S.S.E. to W.N.W., split foresail and stove bulricane, and she drag red her anchors. Her masts were and the violence of the wind.
warks. cut away, but she still continued to drag, went on During the gule, the British ships Independence,
Brig Grandee, at Newburyport from Wilmington, shore, and became a complete wreck. The mate, New-York Packet, Queen Pomare, Charlotte, Harrison,
N. C., experienced a heavy gale of wind on the night with several men, attempted to reach the shore in a Henry Gardner, French ship Andelle, and American
of the 29th, lost part of deck lood, split plank shear, boat, which quickly filled after leaving the vessel, and bark Rothschild, parted their moorings, carrying away
&c. they narrowly escaped by swimming. Capt. L. and
bowsprits, rails and figure heads, and getting other The Antigonish Chronicle says, a shock of an earth. the rest of the crew, also got safely on shore.
wise seriously injured. In fact, most of the vessels quake was experienced in that county abont half-past Brig Samuel, Capt. Richardson reports that on the l lying in the Third Municipality were more or less in. || 9 P.M.
Saturday, January 30. Bark Dana, sailed from New-York for Havre, on the 29th. On the 30th, 31st and Feb. 1st, in lat. 39, long. 69, experienced a heavy gale from S.S.E to W. N.W., was hove on her beam ends, shifted cargo, and lay in that situation for some time, and in order to right her was obliged to throw over part of the cargo.
Schr. Vaada, at Providence from Mobile, reports on the 30th, 10 miles $. of Cape Hatteras, took a severe gale from S.E, which lasted until Feb. 3d, hauling to the N.W. with a bad sea; split sails, stove bulwarks and boat, &c.
Bark Gov. Briggs, from New-Orleans, on the 30th, off Cape Hatteras, experienced a heavy gale from N. W. and on same night shipped a succession of heavy seas, which shifted deck luad, stove bulwarks, started main sail, &c.
Sch. Congress, of Providence from Mantanzas, on the 30th, 30 miles S.E. of Montauk Point, took a Bevere gale from 8.E. which hauled to N.W.; shipped a heavy sea which stove 50 hhds. of molasses on deck.
Schr. W. W. Wyer, from Curacoa, on the 30th, lat. 35, long. 73 30, experienced a severe gale from the westward with a bad sea, carried away foresail and galley, stove bulwarks, boat, started head cutwater and received other damage in sails and rigging.
Schr. Euphemia, from Maracaibo, on the 30th, lat. 34 43, long. 73 46, experienced a very severe gale from N,W. stove boat, fore scuttle hatch, chain box, &c. Feb. 3d, experienced another heavy gale from 8.E. which lasted 12 hours.
Sunday, January 31. At Galena, week before last, the mercury stood at 30 degrees below zero. At Lancaster, on the" cold Sunday,” it was 29 below, and at Potosi, 32 below. -N. Y. Herald, Feb. 18.
Tuesday, February 2.
Wednesday, February 3.
Brig Lycoming, from Mantanzas, while lying too in a heavy S.E. gale on the 3d, shipped a sea which started the deck load, broke the monkey rail fore and aft, split the main rail and suffered much in sails and rigging, and received other damage.
Wilmington, N. C. Feb. 3.-A severe gale, with rain, commenced here this morning about day light. The gale relaxed about one o'clock and has since abated.
Br. sch. Joseph Howe, from Jamaica, lost anchors and chains in the gale of the 3d.
Sch. Col. McRee from Wilmington, N.C. bound to Philadelphia, lost stern, bulwarks, deck load, foremast head, jibboom, foretopmast, fore gaff, water casks, best bower anchor and chains, mainmast started and leaking badly, having at one period 4 feet water in the hold, in the gale of the 3d, off Cape Hatteras.
Sch. Star, from Alsakapas.for Baltimore, lost anchors and chains, split sails, stove bulwarks, started rudder braces, carried away head stays and started upper works in the gale of the 3d, 15 miles S.E. of Cape Henry.
Brig Caspian, from Cardenas, on the 3d, lat. 33, 50, long. 76 15, experienced a severe gale from S., was boarded by a sea which filled our bulwarks, the water running in the cabin doors ; lost 52 hhds. molasses, and the spencer, split the mainsail and received other damage.
Sch. Eliza Ann, from Baltimore for Savannah, on the 3d and 4th. experienced severe gales from S. to N.W., lost jibboom, sprung bowsprit, split sails and received considerable damage.
Brig N. G. Bourne, from St. Marks, on the 3d and 4th, experienced heavy goles from S.E. to N.W., split sails and strained the vessel so as to make her leak badly.
Sch. Chief Sachem, from Eastport for Baltimore, in the gale of the 3d and 4th, was blown to the southern edge of the Gulf Stream; lost deck load, stove bul
warks, and monkey rail, carried away jibboom and Died-At El Mariel, Island of Cuba, on the 28th received other damage.
of Feb. Mrs. Julia Ann Haven, wife of Charles H. Our city and vicinity was yesterday, Feb. 3d, visit
Haven, Esq., of New York, and only daughter of Daned by an unusually high wind, from the S.E., accom
iel Thatcher, Esq., of Bridgeport, Conn., aged 20 years
and 4 days.
The above announcement will have been anticipated fences, &c.
by many in St. Loius, who were aware of the severe A two story and attic house belonging to Mr. John illness of Mrs. Haven previous to her departure for Carson, was unroofed—both gable ends being blown
Cuba. During the passage from New-Orleans to Cuba down, one of which, together with the roof, fell upon the ship was struck by lightning and the foretopsail the unfinished building belonging to Mr. David Wit
mast shattered. Three days afterward she was wreckson, doing considerable damage to the brick work ed, in sight of land, at 3 o'clock A.M. The passenand joists; fortunately the workmen were absent from
gers and crew expected every moment that she would the building, or a serious accident might have occur.
go to pieces. At daylight three of the passengers (one red. The gable end of the adjoining house on Re
of whom was the subject of the above notice) were
conveyed through the breakers to the shore, and there publican Street was blown down. The roof of Emory Chapel, on Pennsylvania ave
endured much suffering from exposure in making vain nue was blown off for about 20 feet from the south
efforts to find habitations. Thence, on the succeed. western end, and the shingles carried about 50 yards
ing day, they were taken off by a boat to a schooner
which had come to the relief the ship. While awaiton the opposite side of the street. In various parts of the city much damage has been
ing the departure of the latter for Havana, in the done, in a small way, by the breaking of window
middle of the night, the cry of fire was heard, and
all who were able directed their attention to the ship, glass, &c. The storm has been destructive to a more than
a few miles distant. It was environed in flames, ordinary degree in the harbor. The tide rose some
and, with its whole cargo, consumed. feet above its usual height, but not so high by three
The lightning, which it was supposed had spent or four feet as it has been within a few months past,
its fury on the mast, had gone into the hold, and when but the wind was higher. All along the wharves,
the ship began to open the air fanned the slumbering damage was done to vessels by rubbing and chafing,
elements, so that the cotton and whole cargo were and the wharves suffered considerably. Some vessels
soon one sheet of flame, leaving but a vestige of the dragged their anchors, and were brought up in safety
ship to mark the spot where she had struck. The exwith difficulty. A schr. was suok at the Canton
citement attendant upon the varied efforts to escape Wharf, but no lives were lost. The tide came over
from the wreck, in the first place, and in pursuing the some of the wharves and came into the streets, but
journey to Havana in a small and crowded schooner, no damage was caused by the encroachment.
was too much for the ladies who were passengers, Information from the bay states that there was a
and they had to remain at the small sea port of Ei most boisterous time, but we have heard of no losses.
Mariel, about 30 miles from Havana, with a view, if - Baltimore Sun.
possible, to gain strength to proceed. It was the
willof Providence that Mrs. Haven should be the first A snow storm of unusual violence commenced about
taken from the midst of her fellow-sufferers. After linger. seven o'clock Wednesday evening, Feb. 3. The wind
ing only two weeks, she expired in the arms of her blew a hurricane during the night, and by morning
| husband, without a murmur or a struggle-none of the falling of snow was drifted into huge heaps, ren
those who were around her knowing at what moment dering locomotion almost impossible. The storm
her soul took its flight to the arms of her Creator, in abated about noon. The quantity of snow fallen is
whom she believed and on whom she depended. not great, but it is so badly drifted in many places.
[Note.-The ship above named was the Christopher The mails due at 3 o'clock on Thursday morning
Colombe, which sailed from New-Orleans February did not arrive, the cars having been stopped by the
7th. and was lost on the 11th of the same month. snow at Pittsford. A portion of them were brought
She had a large number of invalids on board.-Alb. up in a sleigh about half past six in the evening.
Evening Journal of April7.
Friday, February 12.
There was a heavy fall of snow at Pittsburgh on
Sunday, January 14.
Earthquake at Meredith, N. H.
Tuesday, February 16.
Ship Sea, from Liverpool for New-York, experiena different character at different points of the compass.
ced very violent gales from W.N.W. and N.W. from West and north of Albany, a heavy fall of snow
the 16th of February to the 15th of March. accompanied the drifting wind. At Buffalo, Roches
Thursday, February 18. ter, Utica, through Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Essex, Bark Z. D., from Dundee, on Feb. 18th, lat. 42, Lewis, and other northern counties the fall of snow long. 44, in a gale from 8.W. to N.W. carried away varied from 10 to 24 inches. The drifts were such as mizen mast, main and fore topmasts, and lost nearly to impede travel, blocking up the Highways and Rail all the sails. ways for the first time, seriously, the present winter. Meteor or ærolite at Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, At this point, and south and east of us, the rain fell in
Friday, February 19.
Earthquake at Belfast, Maine.
Sunday, February 21.
Earthquake at Deerfield, N. H.
Tuesday, February 23.
Schr. Chief, from Atsakapas bound to Brazos San16th February, had cut water started, and lost head
tiago, went ashore thirty miles to the North of Brazos rails in a gale on the 4th of Feb.
bar on the 23d of February. Vessel and cargo a total Ship Orpheus, at New-York, from Montevideo and ||
|| loss; no lives lost. Rio Janeiro, was 17 days north of 32 and west of 72,
Ship Navigator, from Canton, an the 23d, off Berfrom the 4th to the 7th of Feb. experienced very heavy weather, wind N. and W., accompanied by an exceed
muda, carried away bowsprit and sprung rudder head. ingly heavy sea, which caused the ship to labor dread
Wednesday, February 24. fully, and increased her leak to 450 strokes per hour. Packet ship Zurich, from Havre for New-York, exHer foremast is much crippled.
perienced a hurricane on Feb. 24, lat. 53 10, long. 25 Thursday, February 11.
07, ship lying too under close reefed main topsail, had
all the sails blown from the yards when farled. Schr. Elizabeth, from Pensacola for New-Orleans, was lost on reef off North Chandeleur Islands, on the
Saturday, February 27. 10th, and is a complete wreck ; cargo lost, passen | Bark Oberlin, at Boston, reports : Feb. 27, lat. 40 gers and crew saved.
10, long. 52, 30, experienced a hurricane from N.N.