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papers flood, and loases sustained in different quarters. The St. Louis Intelligencer of the 5tb, in a para graph headed Rivera, Weather, Slc." aaya : The river la now higher at thla point than it bas been since 1844, sod the strongest apprehensions are entertained of a similar overflow. The levee ia re duced to a very narrow apace in front of the principal business houses, and tne cellars of all fronting on Water street are submerged. To - day tne water rose shout 15 inches, showing a greater increase than for several days past. AU the upper rivers are bank full, and the majority are still rising. The Missouri and Upper Mississippi are overflowed, and maay of the principal landlnga and town on their bank are partially under water. The Illinois presents scarcely a better state of thing, but at laat account it had commenced receding at Laaalle and Peoria. The Union of the 6ih Inst, under the head of H High Water." has the following : Duncan' Island la aradaaily wearins" awav under tha strong and ewlft current of the Father of Waters. Tbe bouse on the eastern end of the Island was carried down stream yesterdsy. Tbe roadway from Bloody island to tne opposite snore naa sunainea no additional injury. Tbe river rose yesterday about II inches. All the rivera above are either at a stand or beeinnlns - to fall. Tbe ferrv at Carondelet bas been discontinued for the present on account of the flood. By the same paper we see that the cellars on the Levee were full of water. Accounts from Burlington state that the present flood exceeds that of the great freshet of '44 by five feet and the river was still rising. According to the Telegraph, published at that place, the houses in the bottom were six to eight feet under water. The new bridge on Main street was out of sight The same paper aays : A considerable nortlon of Vallev atreet la flooded. and we have before ua the proapect of a continued rise for several day to come, a all report from the North unite in representing an extraordinary rise in all tbe tributaries, and a swell of several feet moving towards us. In the Intelligencer we find tbe following account of the flood In Iowa : An extraordinary Quantity of rain fell In the neigh borhood of Dubuque about the 28th ult., causing a freabet which destroyed a great oeai or property. Messrs. Thompson & Doueiaa were damaged to the amount of $8,000. Tbe town of Garnaville, In Dayton county, also suffered severely. Tbe house of Mr. Hnaenmatter. in which were his wife and four chil dren, was carried off by the water, and no trace of it can be found. The Telegraph further ssys : 1 The Illinois bottom, for severs! miles above and be low ua, and for several miles in width, Is flooded to the depth of from four to eight feet. Tbe bridge across the Prairie Slough, built at the expense of the uenerai Government, nas oeen swept away, ana scattered In frasmenta through tbe bottom. The other bridge still remain, but the chances, we regret to learn, are altoeetner In favor of their dea traction. Reporta from Alexandria represent the people of mat m - rated town a iiterany awauoweo. up in ine water the whole place being covered to the depth of many feet, and tbe oppoaite bank of the Mississippi being the only land in view. At Hannibal, and for alx mile above and fifty miles below, the waters bsve swept off several milea in width, carrying a wide destruction before them. Tbe St. Louis Union of the 6th Inst gives a long and exciting account of a tremendous overflow at some town above, in which' It Is said that the great rise of 1838 is surpassed, the dwellings have been deserted, and the destruction of property has been immense ; but aa there ia not the most remote allu sion to the name of the place, there being no credit given to the article, we do not copy It The Union of tbe 5th has late news from Galena. The Upper Mississippi was reported to be swell ing, and several heavy rains had fallen in the coun try from St Louis down. The following para graph tells a sad tale of destruction t Everv stresm la tannins - out full, and the d extrac tion of property situated on low lahda ia immense. The towns of Savanna, Albany, Davenport, Rock Island, Keithsburg, and Oquawka, are either partially or entirely under water. The business eomuunity of all theae places are sorely inconvenienced by the flood, which is much higher than that of 1844. Below tbe Lower Rapids the important point ere no lesa unfortunate. Tbe water ta running all over Church. viae, Tully, Canton, and Marlon City, and U la nearly into the warehouses on the levee at HannlbaL - Oar next dates from St Louis will probably contain more full accounts of the loasea by the At to - ' her tbe of of act and tbe of by Ing he ber. four J. 31st day

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 11 Jun 1851, Wed,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 2

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