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 - From tbe St. Louis papers of the 12th....
From tbe St. Louis papers of the 12th. Lieutenant Schenck, of the United States Nary. died a short distance above Brunswick, a few days since, of cholera. He was on his way, overland, to California. Feom thk Plains. Mr. F. Bobidoux has arrived at St; Joseph from Fort Laramie. He left that post on the 24th of March, and Fort Child the 18th of A pril. rle states that the grass on tbe flams was very scarce, and that it was unsafe tor the emigrants to leave the settlements for at least fifteen davs. or until the middle of this month. The Pawnee and Sioux Indians were very friendly, and have no disposition to interfere with the whites, if not molested. Mr. K. brought a large mail from Fort Child. Mortality on the Missouri River Deaths from Cholera, &c From Mr. Papin, clerk of the steamer Highland Mary, which arrived hut evening, we have the following accounts in relation to the cholera on the Missouri. The Highland Mary left St. Joseph on the 8th inst. Large numbers of euiiimintg were endeavoring to cross the river, preparatory to their final start for the nam, and so great was tbe rash, that tbe two terry boats, though running all day and most of the night, were inadequate to supply the demand. Five dollars. and even as high as ten, bad been paid for the trans portation of a tingle wagon and toam. 1 bo Highland Mary made several trips, and the Sacramento was then engaged in ferrying over the eager crowd. St. Joseph and the surrounding country is represented as being literally lined with wagons, teams, and emigrants. The health of the place continued good, and but few cases of cholera had appeared. Among the few adventurers were noticed several parties from thi city. Dr. White and family were encamped a few miles out. The Doctor had the misfortune to bo victimized, some rogues running off with two of his finest mules, and some three hundred dollars worth of accoutrements, coneisting of clothing, pistols, Arc. A general move had commenced among the mass, and all were anxious to be with the foremoet. The cholera waa still prevailing to some extent at Kansas and Independence, and both places were nearly deserted. Six or seven deaths from the disease took place at the former place on Wednesday. Tbe steamer Mary was met above Kansas; thirty-five deaths had taken place on board since she left this city. The steamer Kansas was met at Independence, and she had lost seven or eight. At nearly erery town and village from there down, cases were reported, and much excitement prevailed. At several points at which the boat ooe came on board, and it was rumored that large numbers of the inhabitants were leaving tho river for the interior settlements. At Jefferson City, the steamer Monroe was laid up and nearly, if not quite, deserted by her passegers, officers ahd crew. A number of deaths had occurred on boart, among whom was one ot the pilots, Mr. Joseph Ponto. '1 be other pilot had left her. The M. started from this oity, s few days since, with between 150 and 2UU Mormon emigrants. Several other boats, bound up, are reported as having had the disease on board The feteamer Ti-inour lost her steward, and tho Mary one of her engineers. The Alex. Hamilton had the disease on board, but no deaths were reported. The Highland Mury lust three passengers on her upward trip. There were quite a number attacked, but, by tbe timely use of proper remedies, all, save tbree deck passengers, recovered. The weather was pleasant at St. Joseph on the 8th instant, and vegetation was beginning to put forth. The river was falling, with but lour feet in the chan nel to Liesinton.

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  1. The Evening Post,
  2. 21 May 1849, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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