The Times-Picayune New Orleans, Louisiana Wednesday, June 20, 1860 p3
From Arkansas. Destructive Storm. The Helena Democrat Democrat saysi : A destructive storm swept through portions of this county last Wednesday evening, June 6, about 6 o'clock, which did immense damage to crops, and, we are pained to learn, was in one case fatal to human life Benjamin Kvan, aged about eighteen rears, of Kicblaud township, township, being instantly Killed by a limb striking him upon the head. The loss to farmers and planters, in the war of damage to crepe, must be very considerable, as thousands upon thousands thousands of trees were strewn upon the fields after tbe storm abated. From CoL Thomas Gist, of Richmond, we learn that hundreds of trees were prostrate upon his growing crop, fences, &c, and it is said that on Mr. Joseph Green's place, and other places in the same neighborhood, hundreds of acres were almost literally covered with fallen timber. Governor. From the Fort Smith Times we lean that Hon. Henry M. Rector has resigned his seat on the bench of the Supreme Court of the State, and has declared himself an independent independent candidate for Governor, in opposition te K.H.Johnson, Esq., the regular nominee of tae SJemocraue party. . Tnt - Rirer at Fort Smith. - The Arkansas river In the neighborhood of Fort Smith is reported reported almost too low for akiffe or ferryboats. ferryboats. 1 Crop. The prospect for a good crop in Arkansas is very fair. Cotton and corn are both in a good condition, though tbe want of rain begins to be felt. 7ay. Tbe planters of Arkansas are beginning beginning to raise hay crops. The country around Little Rock will this year furnish a considerable considerable amount for the consumption of that town. Gold eis (Ac Arktttisat. The latent news from Pike's Peak assures us that rich gold de posits have been found on the head waters of the Araanns nver. a. new town namea Colorado has been built on the Arkansas, trie new inhabitant being gathered ia by the attractions attractions of tbe gold fields. The place contains contains over 300 houses, and not over 6(H) miles from r ort bmitn.