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METEORLOGICAL RECORD, KEPT ON BROOKLYN HEIGHTS. Of observations made at that locality, latitude 400 41' 50"; vf observations made at SALTVILLE, Dloun. tains of South Western Virginia, latitude between 36 and 37, N. longitudo between 82 and 83, W., altitude 1782 feet, and of observations made at SYRACUSE, Onondaga County, New-York, State Salines, latitude 43° 01', N., longitude 76°, 15', West, altitude above tide water, 400 teet-all three salt water localities and the two latter ancient volcanic districts. Saltville and Brooklyn Heights are in the same electric current, Syracuse in another and different electric current. Brooklyn Heights are the south western termination of Long Island. This island is 140 miles long, extend. ing in a line from south west to north East-therefore in the great electric current; the island is from 12 to 15 miles wido-its south shore washed by the great Atlantic-its north separated by a narrow strait from the main continent which extends to the Arctic pole. The Island is surrounded by salt-water and rests upon a rock strata. Also records of Earthquakes, Lightning, Frosts, Hail, Wind, Rain, &c., at other places during the same period, arranged under daily heads for comparison of the state of the atmosphore at the three localities named.

Saturday, August 1, 1846. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. at 4, 5 and 6 A.M., 72; 7,75; 8 and 9, 76 ; 10, 78; 11 and 12, 81; 2 30 P.M. 845; 3, 835; 5, 805 ; 7,77 ; 8, 754 ; 9, 74; 10. 73). Destructive storm of rain, hail and lightning, at Loudon, England, between 3 and 4 P.M., which lasted till half-past 6. Damage estimated at £100,000. Steam Boat Citizen struck by lightning in the River Thames. The lightning splintered the larboard paddle box. Fall of rain at Liverpool this day 4 inches and 50-100 of an inch.

Flatbush, 7 A.M., 70; 3 P.M.. 80 ; 7,74. Wind N.E. Barometer 29.85 to 29.90. Cloudy in the morning, fair in the afternoon.

At Saltville, Va., Temp. at 6 and 7 A.M. 67 ; 8, 71.5 ; 9,74 ; 10, 75 ; 11, 76.; 12,78; 1P. M. 79; 2, 80; 3, 80, 5, 77; 6, 754; 7, 73 ; 9, 72. Foggy at bunrise, calm and scattering clouds at noon, cloudy at sunset with wind N.E.

At Syracuse, New-York, Temp. at sunrise 61 ; 9 A.M., 76; 3 P.M. 81; 9, 68. Wind S.W. in the forenoon, N. in the afternoon. Fair in the morning, clouds nimbus at 3 P.M. Dow-point 56 to 58. Barometer 29.56 to 29.60.

Sunday, August 2. Brooklyn Heights.-Temp. 5 to 6 A.M. 69; 7, 74; 8,78 ; 10, 79; 11, 80 ; 12 to 1 P.M. 80.1 ; 2, 32; 3, 81.3; 4, 81; 5,78; 6,761; 7,74; 8, 72; 9,70; 10,694.

Flatbush, 7 A.M., 66 ; 3 P.M. 77 ; 7,70. Barometer 30 to 30.10. Fair. Wind N.E. in the forenoon and 8.E. in the afternoon.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M., 67 ; 7, 68 ; 8,71; 9, 72 ; 1 P.M. 78.1; 3, 81; 5, 73; '7, 72 ; 9, 68; 10, 67'. Wind N.E. all day. Rain from 8 20 to 9 30 P.M. Quantity of rain 03-100 inch.

At Syracuse, sunrise, 62 ; 9 A.M. 76; 3 P.M. 82; 9, 68.

Barometer 29.64 to 29.70. Dew-point 52 to 54. Wind N. in forenoon and N.W. in alternoon. Atmosphere smoky all day.

MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE.- We learn from the Soda Lake Herald, published at Marshall, Texas, that on the 2d inst. during the quarterly meeting at Col. McCown's School House, five or six miles north of Marshall, a large tree standing within six feet of the door was struck by lightning, killing three persons and injuring eight or niue others severely. A young man named G. W. Davis, and two of Mr. James German's sons, 10 and 12 years of age were killed. Davis was a student of the University, and has left a widowed mother residing in the Parish of De Soto.-Jour. of Com.

Monday, August 3. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. at 4 A.M., 68 ; 5 and 6, 67 ; 7, 69; 8, 76; 9, 10 and 11, 78 ; 12, 79;1 and 2 P.M. 80; 3, 79.); 4.79; 5,76; 6, 74; 7, 72; 7 30, 71; 8,71 ; 9, 68.4 ; 10, 67.

Flatbush at 7 A.M., 65 ; 3 P.M. 77; 7,71. Barometer 30.15 to 30.20. Wiud N.E, in forenoon and S.E. in the afternoon. Fair.

Sallville.-Temp. at 6 and 7 A.M. 644 ; 9, 70 ; 12, 755; 1 P.M. 76; 3, 79; 5 and 6,73; 7,775; 9, 73.

Morning cloudy ; noon and evening clear; wind N.E. all day.

Syracuse.—Temp. at sunrise 60 ; 9 A.M. 82 ; 3 P. M. 88 ; 9, 75. Barometer 29.70 to 29.76. Clear sky. Wind N.W. at sunrise and S.W. the residuo of the day. Dew-point 54 to 56. Atinosphere smoky.

Tuesday, August 4. Brooklyn.--Temp. at 4 and 5 A.M. 65 ; 6, 66; 7, 69 ; 8, 73 ; 9, 76; 10, 78; 11,793; 12, 81 ; 1 and 2 P.M. 83; 2 30, 84; 3, 85; 4,84; 5,82 ; 6, 81; 7, 79 ; 8, 78 ; 9, 765 ; 11, 73.

Flatbush, at 7 A.M., 66 ; 3 P.M. 82 ; 7, 72. Barometer 30.00 to 30.10. Wind S.W. Fair.

Saltville, at 6 A.M. 62 ; 7, 64; 8, 68; 9,74 ; 10, 76; 11, 78.5 ; 12, 79); 1 P.M. 80; 3, 82; 5, 82; 6,804; 7,78.1; 8,74; 9,72; 10,70. Foggy at sunrise, scattering clouds at noon and clear in the evening. Wind N.E. all day.

Syracuse.-Temp. at sunrise 76; 9 A.M., 83; 3 P. M. 90; 9,78. Barometer 29.60 to 29.70. Clear sky. Wind S.W. all day. Dew-point 50 to 58. Atmos. phere smoky all day.

Earthquake at Shanghai and Ningpo, China, 4 o'clock A.M.-See ante, p. 681.

TallAHASSEE, August 4.--Tho weather has been too showery. It is of the last importance to the cotton crop that it should be dry. We hear of still more of the caterpillar, but as yet no serious injury has occurred to the crops from this cause. An unbeclouded sky is our only defence, and if this fails us, the crop. we think must be lost. With it a fair crop may yet be realized.-Sentinel,

Wednesday, August 5. Brooklyn Heights.—Tomp. at 4 A.M. 70; 5 to 7, 71 ; 8,76; 9, 81 ; 10, 83; 11, 85 ; 12, 87; 1, P.M. 89 ; 2, 90; 3, 90; 4, 90 ; 5, 88 ; 6, 86 ; 7, 81; 8, 8, 82; 10, 79.

Flatbush, at 7 A.M. 66; 3 P.M. 90 ; 7, 80. Bari. meter, 29 95. Wind S.W. in the forenoon and w. in the afternoon. Fair all day.

At Saltville, at 7 A.M. 64; 9,72.) ; 10,76; 11,78.; 12,79 ; 1 P.M.80$; 3, 81; 4,82 ; 5,81 ; 6, 80.4; 7, 79 ; 9,72; 10,694. Morning foggy, noon and evening clear. Wind N.E. at sunrise and noon, and S.W. at sunset.

At Syracuse at sunrise, 75; 9 A.M. 85; 3 P.M. 92 : 9, 82.

Barometer 29 50 to 29 60. Sky was clear nearly all day. Wind s.W. at sunrise and w. all the day after. Dow-point 60 to 68. Atmosphere smoky all day.

Thursday, August 6. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 4 and 5 A.M.74; 6,75; 7,77; 8,80; 9, 84 ; 10, 87 : 11 and 12, 88; 1 P.M. 89; 2, 92; 3,91; 4, 90 ; 5, 89; 6, 88; 7, 84; 8,83 ; 9, 80; 10, 79.

Flatbush, 7 A.M.76 ; 3 P.M. 88; 7,78. Barometer 29 90 to 29 95. Wind W. in the forenoon and N.W. in the afternoon. Fair all day.

Saltville, at 7 A.M. 65; 8,711 ; 9,74; 10,76; 11 and 12, 79; 1 P.M. 81; 2. 815; 3, 823; 4, 83; 5, 84; 6,83. ; 7, 82 ; 8,78; 9,76 ; 10, 74. Morning foggy, noon clear and evening cloudy. Wind N.E. at sunrise and noon; S.W. at sunset. 6 P.M. a few drops of rain ; 7 thunder and lightning.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 78 ; 9 A.M. 84; 3 P.M. 87: 9, 75. Barometer 29 58 to 29.64. Wind W. at sunrise and 9 A.M. ; N.W. at 3 and 9 P.M. Dew-point 61 to 63. Atinosphere smoky all day. Sky clear all day after sunrise.

On this day, the Steamer Great Western, from Liverpool for New-York, met icebergs, in lat. 45, 31, long. 57, 16.

Friday, August 7. Brooklyn Heights.--Temp. at 4 to 6 A.M. 76 ; 7, 77; 8,79 ; 9,82 ; 10 and 11, 83. ; 12, 85; 1 P.M. 854; 2, 86; 3, 87 ; 4, 86; 5, 84 ; 6, 82 ; 7, 79,5; 8, 78; 10, 75).

Flatbush, at 7 A.M. 72; 3 P.M. 87; 7, 72. Barometer 30.00 to 30.05. Wind N.E. in the forenoon and S. E. in the afternoon. Fair all day.

At Saltville, at 7 A.M. 70; 8,75; 9,78; 10, 80; 11, 82 ; 12 and 1 P.M. 83 ; 2, 84; 3, 83 ; 4, 82); 5, 82; 6, 815 ; 7, 80; 8, 745 ; 9, 73. Morning foggy, noon and evening scattered clouds. Wind E. in the morning and W. at noon. Rain at 3 P.M. and distant thunder at 5 P.M. Rain 21-100 of an inch fell.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 68; 9 A.M. 82; 3 P.M. 87;

9, 76. Barometer 29.70 to 29.74. Wind S.W. all day. Dew-Point 56 to 58. Atmosphere very dense with smoke all day. Sky clear all day.

Two to three terrible lightning storms at Baltimore. Lightning storm accompanied by a tornado at Madison County, Ill., a barn 6 miles north of Alton was struck by lightuing and consumed.

Calvert Street, near the City Mills, which was so much injured by the rain of Friday, now presents a striking evidence of the force of the water. A gully about fifty feet long, twenty wide, and 15 deep has been washed out directly in front of the City Mille, and nothing but the depth and strength of the foundation of that building saved it from being undermined. In Centre street near Calvert two large gulleys havo also been made in the street. The streets in the neighborhood of Chatsworth and Saratoga, Lexington and Pine, and Run Alley, have all been more or less injured, and all the cellars in the vicinity flooded.

The tunnel in Run Alley has a large breach made in it at the corner of Lexington street. The upper end of it, on which the workmen were engaged, is also much injured. The street here has caved in clear up to the houses.

In the eastern part of the city several houses were unroofed and parts of their walls blown down by the force of the wind. The walls of Hartford Run, near Silver street, were broken in, and all the cellars in the vicinity fooded.-Baltimore American.

Schooner Union, Bangs, of Providence, lying at Corner's wharf, Baltimore, was struck by lightning Aug. 7th, and both masts slivered. Brig Juliet, at Flanigan's wharf, was struck same day, and her mainmast shivered.

The Rockville, (Md.) Journal says that during the storm on Friday Aug. 7, a colored boy belonging to Mr. James W. Higgins, near that place, was knocked down by lightning, and besides being very severely shocked'he bit his tongue nearly off. He is now doing well.

A tremendous hurricane, attended by thunder and lightning, visited a portion of Madison county, Ill., on Friday night last. Every object in the path of the tornado was prostrated ; trees were to scattered to the winds, and tenements razed to the ground. A large barn, owned by Mr. Joel Finch, some six miles north of Alton, on the Springfield road was struck by lightning and entirely consumed.--St. Louis Reporter Aug. 10.

Saturday, August 8. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. at 4 and 5 A.M. 70.; 6,73 ; 7,75; 8, 79 ; 9,81 ; 10, 82.} ; 11 and 12,83; 1 P.M. 82 ; 2, 84; 3, 82; 4, 80; 5,78 ; 5, 30 76; 6, 76 ; 7 to 9, 754. Rain accompanied by thunder and lightning, in the afternoon.

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 65 ; 3 P.M., E2; 7 73, Barometer 29.95 to 30.05. Wind S.E. all day. 50-100 of an inch of rain fell.

At Saltville, at 6 A. M. 67 ; 7.69; 8, 731; 9, 75.; 10, 79; 11, 81; 12, 810; 1 and 2 P. M. 82); 3, 83 ; 4, 84; 5, 83:1; 6, 83; 7,76.1; 8,75$ ; 9.73; 10, 72. Sunrise fogsy, noon scattered clouds and clear at sunset. Wind N.E. at sunrise, variable at noon and S.W. at sunset. At 11-30, P.M. light sprinkling of rain.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 69 ; 9, A. M. and 3 P. M. 78; 9, 72. Barometer 29-52 to 29-64. Wind S.E. at sunrise and 9 A.M.; S. at 3 and 9 P.M. Dew-point 60 to 62. Slight rain at intervals during the day from 9: A.M. 10-100 of au inch fell. Sky cloudy all day.

This day the lightning struck and burned a baru in Warren, Mass.

Indian cora and other crops are suffering severely for the want of rain. - Alton (IN.) Telegraph Aug. 8.

On the 8th of Aug. Brig Francis P. Beck from Palermo, experienced a storm from the southward which lasted three hours, split fors-top-sail, lost main-top-sail, main-sail, foresail, &c.

Sunday, August 9. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 5 to 9 A.M. 73; 10,75; 11, 76; 12, 80; 1 P. M. 77; 2, 78; 3, 77 ; 4, 76 ; 4 20, 73; 5, 73.}; 6 to 9, 73.

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 71 ; 3 P.M. 79; 7, 70. Barometer 29-75 to 29-95. Wind S.E. all day, cloudy in the forenoon; heavy rain in the afternoon-90-100 of an inch fell.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 69; 7,71; 8,72; 9,76; 10,

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79; 11, 80; 12. 81; 1 P.M. 814; 2, 3 and 4, 82; 5, Flatbush, 7 A.M. 66; 3 P.M. 78; 7, 69. Barome811; 6, 81; 7,77 ; 8,741 ; 9, 73; 10, 72. Scattered ter 29.95 to 30.05. Wind S. in the forenoon; S.W. clouds all day. Wind N.E. at sunrise and 8.W. at noon. in the afternoon. Sky clear all day.

Rain at 6-30 A.M. thunder at 2 P.M., and thunder At Saltville, at 6A.M. 64; 7, 65; 8,72; 9, 74; 10, and rain at 3 P.M. 343-100 of an inch of rain fell. 76; 11,77 ; 12, 771; 1 P.M. 78.1; 2, 79; 3, 81; 4,

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 69 ; 9 A.M. 71; 3, P.M. 80.; 5,80 ; 6, 79; 7,77}; 8, 73; 9, 71; 10, 69..
76; 9, 72. Barometer 29-40 to 29-46. Sky cloudy Foggy at suurise. scattered clouds at noon and clear at
all day, except at 9 P.M. Wind E. at sunrise and 9

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A.M. N.E. at 3 and 9 P.M. Dew-point 65 to 66.- At Syracuse, at sunrise, 58; 9 A;M. 77 ; 3 P.M. 85;

8mart shower, at 6 A. M. light thunder--30-100 9, 75. Barometer 29.48 to 29.58. Sky clear all day.
of an inch of rain fell.

Wind S.W. all day. Dew-point 52 to 66.

Atmos. Storm at Philadelphia, at 3 P. M. doing great da- phere smoky. mage, a house was struck by lightning and a man Fincastle, Va., Democrat saysa supposed earthquake was knocked down but restored, -hail fell in the vi- was felt in that vicinity between 2 and 3 P.M. Sevcinity of Philadelphia.

eral persons at the same time observed a meteor in EFFECTS OF THE RAIN.—The rain storm which com- the south moving from E.to West. A heavy gale was menced on Sunday afternoon 9th and continued all felt in latitude 35, long. 72. through the night and up to daylight on Monday, has, in the aggregate, done a very considerable amount of

Thursday, August 13. damage in various parts of the city. Rain fell at Brouklyn Heights.---Temp. 4 to 6 A.M. 703; 7, Chicago, III.

73; 8,76; 9, 78; 10, 80; 11, 81; 12, 824; 1 and 2 Monday, August 10.

P.M. 86; 3, 88}; 4, 86; 5, 84; 6, 834; 7,81 ; 8,

80; 9 and 10, 78. Brooklyn Heights, Temp. 5 to 7 A.M. 72 ; 8,721; Flatbush, 7 A.M. 68; 3 P.M. 86; 7, 77. Barome9, 73; 10,75; 11, 76 ; 12, 77.3; 1 P.M. 78; 2 and 3, ter 29.90 to 29.95. Wind S. all day. Sky clear all 794; 4, 81; 5, 80; 6,771; 7,75; 8 and 9,713; 10, day. 70.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 64; 7, 66; 8, 72; 9,75; At Flatbush, 7 A. M. 70; 3 P. M. 77 ; 8, 68. 10, 77.3; 11, 79. ; 12, 80.; 1 P.M. 82; 2, 823; 3 and Barometer 29-70 to 29-80. Wind N.E. in the

4, 83; 5, 82} ; 6, 78; 7.74; 8, 71 ; 9, 70; 10, 68. forenoon and N. in the afternoon. Cloudy in the fore- Foggy at sunrise, scattered clouds at noon, and clear noon; fair in the afternoon-04-100 of an inch of rain

at sunset. Wind S.W. at noon. fell.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 72; 9 A.M.84; 3 P.M. 88; At Saltville, 6 A.M. 70; 7,72; 8,733; 9 and 10,75; 9, 77. Barometer 29.40 to 29.48. Sky clear at sun11,75.1; 12, 1 and 2 P.M. 764; 3,77); 4,77 ; 5, 76; rise and 9 A.M. Dew-point 66 to 70. Wind S.W. at 6, 75; 7, 75; 8, 71,1; 9, 70.1. Cloudy at sunrise and sunrise, 9 A.M. and 3 P.M., and at 9 P.M.. N.W. Atnoon, and scattered clouds at sunset. Wind S.W. at

mosphere smoky all day; light shower 5 P.M. Two sunrise and noon. Rain from 6 to 8 30 A.M. 42-100 beautiful rainbows. 5-100 of an inch of rain fell. of an inch fell.

Thomas Ramsey, carpenter, killed by lightning at At Syracuse, at sunrise 67 ; 9, A.M. 78; 3 P.M.79 ; Indianopolis. Heavy gale continued during the day 9, 65. Barometer 29-40 to 29-50. Sky cloudy at at Cape Fear to 6 P. M. Lightning at Auburn, N.Y. sunrise and 9 A.M.; clouds breaking at 3 P. M. and Brig Hellespont, at Providence from Charleston, clear at 9 P.M. Wind E. at sunrise and N.W. the re

reports 13th instant, off Cape Fear, at 4 A. M. took a mainder of the day-Dew-point 62 to 63. Light fog heavy gale from N. E. which lasted till 6 P. M., and at sunrise-smart shower noon-10-100 of an inch of was obliged to scud six hours; split main topsail and rain fell.

foresail, and sprung a bad leak. John H. Wight, aged 19, was killed by lightning in Windsor, Me., he was sitting in the entry of his

Friday, August 14. father's house. The lightning came down the chim

Brookly Heights.—Temp. 4 and 5 A.M. 72; 6,73 ; ney

7,74; 8,76; 9, 80; 10,82; 11, 83; 12,86; 1 P.M. Succession of rains for the last 16 days at Natch

87 ; 2, 88; 3, 89; 4, 88 ; 5, 82; 6, 81; 7,79 ; 8 and ez. Government vessel with despatches for Mexico

9, 78. put back to Pensacola for the appearance of a storm.

Flatbush, 7 1. M., 73; 3 P. M., 86; 7 76. Ba

rometer 29.80 to 29.85. Wind . in the forenoon; The Drought.-The dry weather now prevailing is very remarkable and oppressive. We have had

N.W. in the afternoon. Sky cloudy in the fore

noon and afternoon, a little rain, 01-100 of an inch fell. next to no rain for three weeks. The sky is brass and the earth iron. On Saturday a few drops of raiu

At Saltville, at 7 A. M. 70; 8, 72; 9.77 ; 10, 80.}; fell, scarcely enough to lay the dust. Gardens suffer,

11, 82; 12, 82.1; 1 and 2 P. M. 83; 3, 833; 4, 84; and not gardens alone; corn. potatoes and spring crops

5, 83; 6,81; 7.79; 8, 75; 9 and 10, 74. Foggy at generally, will be most seriously injured unless we

sunrise, scattered clouds at noon and cloudy at sunset. shall be favored with immediate supply of rain.

Wind 8.W. all day. Storm of wind and rain from

S.W. at 5 20 P. M.; rain ceased at 6 30 P. M. Rain Rochester American. August 10.

from 8 20 to 9 P. M. 32-100 of an inch fell. Tuesday, August 11.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 72; 9 A. M. 82; 3 P. M. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 4 and 5 A.M. 66; 6 85; 9,71. Barometer 29.42 to 29.46. Sky cloudy and 7, 67 ; 8,72; 9, 73; 10, 73; 11, 74; 12, 75; at sunrise, clouds breaking at 9 A.M. and 3 P.M., 1 P.M. 76 ; 2, 761; 3, 77 ; 4, 76; 5, 74 ; 6, 72; 7, clear at 9. Wind W. all day. Dew-point 58 to 67. 714; 8,70.

Clouds cirrus 3 P. M. Flatbush, 7 A.M. 64; 3 P.M. 76 ; 7, 64.

Hail storm in Nashua, N. H., Pelham and also 10 Barometer 29.90 to 30.00. Wind S.E. all day.-

miles from Lowell. Mr. John 8. Stoutenburgh, of Sky clear all day.

Hyde Park, New York, had three horses killed by

lightning. Rain from daylight all day at Natchez, At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 64; 7, 651; 8, 72; 9, 74;

Miss. Wind S.E. Volcano in the Red Sea. See anie. 10, 11, 12,75; 1 P.M.77 ; 2,78; 3, 79; 4, 79); 5,

page 662. Earthquake in Tuscany. 784; 6, 78; 7,77 ; 8,76; 9,72 ; 10, 69. Foggy at

A letter from Leghorn, on the 17th, says:-"Our sunrise, scaitered clouds at noon and clear at sunset.

town has just been thrown into great alarm by an Wind N.E. at sunrise and noon.

earthquake. On the 14th, at ten minutes to one P. At Syracuse, at sunrise, 54 ; 9 A.M. 68 ; 3 P.M. 76; M., the first shock was felt, preceded by a rumbling 9, 67. Barometer 29.58 to 29.60. Sky cloudy noise. The shock lasted seven or eight seconds. The at sunrise and clear the remainder of the day. Wind oscillations seemed to be at first perpendicular, as if N.W. all day. Dew-point 48 to 53. Heavy fog at the ground was raised in a direction south-east to sunrise.

north-west. The inclination of the houses was such No rain at Mackinaw since July the 4th.

at that moment that it was difficult to stand upright Frost.-On Tuesday night there was frost on the in them, and the cracking of the walls and beams low grounds in the woods of South Dennis, Cape Cod.

warned the inhabitants, who rushed into the streets. Only think of it. Here yesterday the mercury stood

In the country the effects were more disastrous, at 96 in the shade !- Boston Allas Aug. 15.

principally in the Maremme, where ancient traces of

volcanic eruptions are numerous. Wednesday, August 12.

Whole villages were destroyed in the districts of Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 4 and 5 A.M. 66; 6, || Taulla, Lorenzana, Orciano and Casciano. At Volter67; 7,69 ; 8,74; 9, 76; 10, 78; 11, 773; 12, 78; ra a stato prison fell in, burying some of the prisoners 1 P.M, 80 ; 2, 81; 3, 80.); 4,79; 5,77 ; 9,704. in the ruins.--The number of lives lost is estimated

at 38, and 140 wounded, some dangerously. Various natural phenomena occurred. Near Lorenzana and at Tretona muddy and boiling water issued from the earth; a lake was formed in a hollow. All the villas on the hills near Pisa have suffered considerably. For the four last days the ground has not ceased to shake at intervals. In the present shaken state of the houses, another powerful shock would be the ruin of Leghorn. Part of the population has left tho town. Others live in tents, or have sought refuge in boats."

MARSEILLES, Aug. 19. By the Virgile, just arrived from Naples and the Italian coast, we learn that on Friday, the 14th inst., a most violent earthquake was felt in Tuscany. Tho village of Ociano, about twenty miles from Leghorn, has suffered considerably; of 120 houses, only two remain standing ; 59 persons were killed and 65 wounded. Most of the houses at Leghorn have large cracks in the walls. The flags of the pavement were raised, but closed again immediately. The event caused great anxiety at Leghorn, and the people took the precaution of sleeping in the fields outside the

At Pisa, the church of St. Michel was thrown down. An hour previous the church was crowded, and the door was scarcely closed when the roof fell in. The shock lasted for three seconds, and was followed by a muffled and awful sound, like the report of distant cannon, and people staggered in the streets. The Huntington (Pa.)

Messenger says, that the barn of William Hickson, of 'Clear Ridge settlement, Monroe township, Bedford county, was struck by lightning on the 14th of August, the electric fluid entering the gable end of the barn, running along the roof and wall plates, and at once igniting the whole. At the time the lightning struck, Mr. Hickson, and a young man named Morgan Smith, son of Elisha Smith, of the same neighborhood, were engaged in unloading oats from a waggon on the baru floor. Young Smith was on the mow, receiving the oats from Mr. Hick

who was pitching it up to him, when the horses took fright from the appearance of the fire, and ran out at the back end of the barn, coming in contact with stacks of grain or hay, and could not make their escape until they were entirely consumed by the devouring element. At the time the barn was struck there were some little children near the same, who seeing the awful situation of their father, ran and alarmed their mother, who went to the barn and with much difficulty rescued her husband, who was reeling to and fro from the mass of flames which was around him, much stunned and injured from the effects of the shock. Young Smith was not found till the barn, with all its contents, were entirely consumed, and then nothing but the body and head, the legs and one arm being burned off close to the body and his head much scorched and disfigured. It is supposed that he was instantly killed by the lightning when it struck the barn. There appeared in the heavens only a small cloud, when the accident happened, and no rain. Mr. Hickson at the latest accounts was recovering from the effects of the shock, but his mind was still partially deranged.-Sce ante, p. 662

STORM IN NASHUA.—The heavy shower which visited us on Friday last seems to have become a perfect storm by the time it reached Nashua, N. H. Buildings were blown down and a number of men were severely injured. Mr. Gordon Baily had one of his legs broken in two places, and was otherwise injured, so that his recovery is doubtful, by the overthrow of a building belonging to the Nashua Manufacturing Co. Mr. William P. Bell, M. F. Dodge, George W. Blakelee, and a Mr. Pierce, were also injured by the fall of the same building. More than 50,000 panes of glass are estimated to have been broken by the hail, the stones of which were said to have been as big as hen's eggs. A large amount of damage was also done in the same vicinity.Boston Transcript.

Tue EARTHQUAKE IN TUSCANY.—The number of persons killed by the late earthquake in Tuscany is very great. At Volterre 38 lives were lost, and 140 persons were severely wounded. Many villages were razed to the ground, and numbers of public buildings were destroyed or injured. - Jour. of Com. Oct. 1.

Saturday, August 15. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 4 to 6 A.M., 75; 7 and 8, 76 ; 9, 78; 10 and 11, 79 ; 12 to 2 P. M., 82 ; 3 and 4, 83; 5, 79.1; 6,78; 7 to 9, 76.

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 74; 3 P.M. 80; 7, 74. Baro- News had arrived at St. Thomas from Martinique meter, 29.80. Wind N.E. all day. Sky clear all day. that a large French fleet had been dispatched from

At Saltville, at 6 A. M., 71.); 7,72}; 8,750; 9,761; Brest, and, with the one laid up in Martinique for the 10,77; 11, 78; 12, 78; 1 P. M. 78; 2, 77; 3, 77; hurricane months, to be sent to the Gulf of Mexico. 4 to 7, 78 ; 8,74; 9 and 10, 73. Cloudy at sunrise The news adds the letter had created much exciteand noon, and scattered clouds at sunset. Wind S.W. ment at St. Thı as.-N. 0. Com. Bul. Sept. 25. at sunrise and noon, Sprinkle of rain at 8 A. M.

onday, August 17. Lightning and rain from 12 to 1 30 P. M. Lightning

Brooklyn Hei:: 16, Temp.--4 to 7 A. M.76; 8,794; 8.W. at 8 P. M., 9-100 of an inch of rain fell.

9, 83; 10, 84; 11 and 12, 85; 1 P. M. 83; 1 30, 81); At Syracuse, at sunrise, 65; 9 A. M. 67 ; 3 P. M.

1 45, 81; 2, 78; 3,77 ; 4,76; 5 and 6, 74; 7 to 9, 73. 86; 9, 78. Barometer 29.34 to 29.42. Sky cloudy

Thunder and lightntng at 5 minutes past 1 P.M. to 5 at sunrise and 9 A.M.; clouds breaking at 3 and 9 P.M. P.M. Wind E. at sunrise, 9 A.M. and 3 P.M. and

Flatbush, 7 A. M. 75; 3 P. M. 80; 7, 70. Ba8.W. at 9 P.M. Dew-point 54 to 66.

rometer 29.70. Wind S.W. in the forenoon and S. in Rain at Natchez till 10 A. M. Terrible thunder the afternoon. Sky cloudy in the forenoon, and rain, storm at New Sharon, Stark, Mercer, also Somerset with thunder and lightning, in the afternoon—90-100 county, Maine. Baro burnt by lightning in Stark. of an inch of rain feli. Barn burnt by lightning near Three Mile Run, New- At Saltville, at 6 A. M. 69; 7, 70; 8, 73; 9, 74; Jersey, with eighty tons of hay and a large quantity 10 and 11, 76; 12, 77 ; 1 and 2 P. M. 784 ; 3 to 7, of grain, also a valuable horse, loss three thousand 78; 8 and 9,75; 10, 73. Foggy at sunrise, cloudy dollars.

at noon and sunset. Wind S.W. at sunrise and noon. New-Orleans, Aug. 15.—The season so far has been Lightning and thunder in 8.W. at 8 P. M.; at 8 30 rain; extraordinary in every particular. Never was there 9 thunder, lightning and rain,–14.100 of an inch fell. known so rainy a season.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 69; 9 A. M. and 3 P. M. EASTERN SHORE CORN CROP.—The Centreville

78; at 9, 70. Barometer 29.30 to 29.44. Sky (Md.) Times of Saturday, 15th, says, that the rain

cloudy at sunrise and 9 A. M., clouds breaking at 3 has had a cheering effect on much of the corn in that

P. M. and clearing at 9 P. M. Wind S.W. at sunneighborhood. Many fields have been greatly bene

rise and 9 A. M., and N.W. at 3 and 9 P. M. Dew. fitted by it, and the corn generally much improved. point 60 to 62: More rain, however, is essential to even an ordinary

Miss Russell killed by lightning in a house in Eliza

beth City Squalls off Barnegat. crop.

DEATH BY LIGHTNING.—We regret to learn that DAMAGE BY FLOOD, FIRE AND HAIL-A tremen

during the heavy fall of rain on Monday evening, Miss dous thunder storm occurred in New-Sharon, Stark, Russell, of Elizabeth City County, residing on Back Mercer, and the neighboring towns, on Saturday night River, was struck by lightning and killed. There last, (extending we believe, into Summerset county,) was a gun in the room over the

one in which she was which caused quite a flood upon the small streams sitting, which it is supposed, attracted the fluid, which emptying into the Laudy river. At New-Sharon Vil

in its descent struck the deceased.—Norfolk Beacon. lage, the tannery of Mr. Hopkins was destroyed, three of his buildings and a large quantity of leather having

Tuesday, August 18. been carried off-loss from $2000 to $4000. Four Brooklyn Heights, Temp.-4 to 6 A. M. 68; 7,69 ; bridges on the Fillebrown Stream, in New-Sharon and 8,71; 9, 72; 10, 73; 11, 74; 12, 75; 1 P. M. 76 ; Mercer, were swept away, and the new mill-dam of 2 to 4, 77; 5,75; 6, 74; 7, 72; 8,70; 9, 68; 10, 66. Mr. Works, at New-Sharon, was nearly destroyed. Flatbush, 7 A. M. 68; 3 P. M. 74; 7, 62. BaroIn Stark, a barn full of bay, belonging to a Mr. Wit- meter 29.70 to 30.00. Wind N.E. all day. Sky clear ham, was burned by the lightning. We also hear

all day. generally, of great damage to the crops, by hail, in At Saltville, at 6 A. M. 70; 7, 701; 8, 73; 9,75 ; that vicinity, and in New-Portland. Great quantities 10, 76; 11,77 ; 12,78; 1 to 3 P. M. 79; 4, 79); 5 are said to have fallen ; and many of the hailstones and 6, 79; 7,77}; 8,73; 9,71; 10, 691. Cloudy at weighed from 10 to 12 ounces each. In some in- sunrise, scattered clouds at noon, clear at sunset. stances cattle, and even men, were much injured. Calm all day. Kennebec (Me.) Journal.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 54; 9 A. M. 62 ; 3 P. M.

69 ; 9 P. M. 57. Barometer 29.60 to 29,68. Sky Sunday, August 16.

clear at sunrise, 9 A. M. and 9 P. M. Wind N. at Brooklyn Heights, Temp.—1 to 6 A.M. 74; 7,75; sunrise, and 9 A. M. and N. W. at 3 and 9 P. M. Dew8, 754; 9, 764; 10, 79; 11, 81; 12, 82; 1 and 2 P. || poiut 42 to 46. M. 85; 3 and 4, 86; 5, 84; 6 and 7, 82; 8, 79; 9, 80.

Wednesday, August 19. Flatbush, 7 A. M. 73; 3 P. M. 84; 7, 74. Baro

Brooklyn Heights, Temp. 4 and 5 A. M. 613; 6, meter 29.70 to 29.75. Wind s.W. all day. Sky

61; 7, 62 ; 8 to 10, 70; 11 and 12, 72; 1 P. M. 73; cloudy in the forenoon, and rain in the afternoon,

2, 74; 3 and 4, 73; 5,72; 6,70; 7, 69; 8 30, 66 ; 45-100 of an inch fell.

9, 66 ; 10, 64. At Saltville, at 7 A. M. 711 ; 8, 73; 9, 74; 10,76;

Flatbush, 7 A. M. 57; 3 P. M. 72; 7, 62. Baro11, 761; 12, 77 ; 1 P. M. 77.}; 2, 75; 3, 78; 4, 76;

meter 29.65 to 30.10. Wind N.E. in the fore. 5, 75.5; 6,75; 7,74; 8, 73; 9 and 10, 72. Cloudy at sunrise and noon, clouds breaking at sunset. Wind

noon; S.E. in the afternoon. Sky clear all day.

At Saltville, at 6 A. M. 67 ; 7, 70; 8, 73; 9, 743; N.E. at sunrise. Sprinkle of rain at 7 A. M., same at 1 15 P. M. Heavy rain from 1 30 to 2 45 P. M.,

10, 751; 11, 76; 12, 77 ; 1 P. M.77}; 2 to 4,77 ; 664-100 of an inch'fell.

5 and 6,773; 7,72: 8, 70; 9, 69; 10, 68. Sca'tered

clouds at sunrise and noon; clear at sunset. Wind At Syracuse, at sunrise, 72; 9 A. M. 82 ; 3 P. M.

N.E. at noon. 86; 9, 76. Barometer 29.22 to 29.30. Sky cloudy

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 48; 9 A. M. 65; 3 P. M. all day. Wind S.W. at sunrise, 9 A. M. and 3 P. M., and S. at 9 P. M. Dew-point 60. Rain from

77 ; 9, 66. Barometer 29.66 to 29.74. Scattered

clouds at sunrise, 9 A. M. and 3 P. M., and clear at 41 to 5.1 P. M. 45-100 of an inch fell.

9 P. M. Wind S.E. at sunrise and 9 4. M., and S. at Thunder storm at Cobourg, Canada West. 3 and 9 P. M. Dew-point 44 to 48. Loss OF THE BRIG Baltic.-We have been favored Accounts from Lockport say, that Lake Ontario is with an extract of a letter from Lt. Thomas, dated 10 inches lower than usual. A building, near Martha's August 26, giving an account of the loss of the brig Vineyard, was struck by lightning. Baltic, from St, Barts, via. St. Thomas and Turks Lockport, Aug. 19.-We are so shockingly cut Island, for Boston. The vessel sailed on the 15th short of water by the falling of Lake Erie, that we from St. Barts, and was wrecked on the following do not grind half our usual quantity of wheat. The day, on the Arragoda Shoals. She went ashore about Lake is 10 inches lower than usual. This drought 4 o'clock in the morning, and was sooh after boarded must very soon be felt in the arrivals of four east. by the natives, who took complete possession. The MIRACULOUS Escape. On the 19th ult. the dwell. vessel was a total wreek. After much difficulty the ing of J. F. H. Claiborne, near Martha's Vineyard, passengers, Mr. S. Tracy, and a lady formerly of this Mississippi, was struck by lightning in three different city, and another, succeeded in inducing the natives || places, We take the following account from the Free to undertake their transportation to St. Thomas, which Trader:they reached after two days sailing in an open boat. Col. C. and his lady were at the moment taking The baggage of the crew was landed on the island coffee in a back parlor opening on a gallery. The where the wreck occurred.

window immediately over their heads, within one

foot of them was torn up. A closet of china in the gallery, and the contents of the sideboard within six feet of them destroyed. Both of them were partially paralyzed and blinded. The moment Col. C. raised his wife up, she rushed out, pale with agony and terror, exclaiming, “My child! my child ?" The little girl, with two servants, was standing at the moment in the gallery, within six feet of the shattered closet! She was found uninjured, but covered with splinters and fragments of the plastered wall. The house was on fire for an instant, but was saved by the heavy rain which was falling.-- Jour Com. Sept. 4.

Thursday, August 20. Brooklyn Heights, Temp. 4 and 5 A. M. 60; 6, 62; 7, 65; 8, 68 ; 9,71; 10, 73; 11, 734; 12, 73; 1, 734; 2,74; 3, 72 ; 4,71; 5,70; 6, 691; 7, 69 ; 8, 68); 10, 68.

Flatbush, 7 A. M. 59 ; 3 P. M. 73; 7, 66. Barometer 30 to 30.10. Wind S.E. all day. Sky clear all day.

At Saltville, at 6 A. M. 67 ; 7, 68; 8, 72; 9, 721; 10, 73; 11, 74; 12, 75% ; 1 P. M. 77 ; 2, 77'); 3,79; 4, 784 ; 5, 784; 6, 78; 7, 771; 8, 74; 9, 734; 10, 73. Cloudy at sunrise, scattered clouds at noon, and clear at sunset. Wind N.E. at sunrise.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 66 ; 9 A. M. 71 ; 3 P. M. 67; 9, 66. Barometer 29.50 to 29.62. Sky cloudy all day. Wind S.E. all day. Dew-point 44 to 57. Rain from 12 noon to 45 P. M.—75-100 of an inch fell.

Baltimore, Aug. 20.-We have had a delightful day, the thermometer being only as high as 81, at half-past 2 P.M.

Friday, August 21. Brooklyn Heights, Temp. 4 to 8 A. M. 68 ; 9, 69; 1 P. M. 72; 2,71; 3, 72 ; 4,711 ; 5, 72; 6,714; 7, 71; 8, 69.}; 9, 70; 10, 68; 11, 67.

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 66 ; 3 P.M. 72; 7, 64. Barometer 29.85 to 29.90. Wind N.W. all day and rain-22. 100 of an inch fell.

At Saltville, at 6 A. M. 72; 7, 73; 8, 744; 9,77%; 10, 79; 11, 80 ; 12 to 2 P. M. 81 ; 3, 814 ; 4 and 5, 81; 6,80; 7,791: 8,75;9,74; 10,73. Scattered clouds at sunrise and noon; clear at sunset. Wind S.W. at sunrise and noon.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 65; 9 A. M. 70; 3 P. M. 78; 9, 64. Barometer 29.50. Wind S.E. at sunrise and 9 A. M., N.W. at 8 P. M. and S.W. at 9 P. M. Dew-point 56 to 60.

Baltimore, Aug. 21.-In the evening the weather was cloudy. The day had been close and sultry, the thermometer being as high as 84 at 2 P.M. Philad. Aug. 21.—This has been a cloudy dull day.

Saturday, August 22. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 4 and 5 A,M. 65 ; 6,65; 7, 67 ; 8, 68; 9, 69 ; 10,71; 11, 73; 12, 74; 1 P.M. 73; 2 to 5, 72; 6,71; 7 and 8,70; 9 to 11, 68.

Flatbush, 7 A. M. 62: 3 P.M. 71 ; 7, 66. Barometer 29.85 to 29.90. Wind N.W. in the forenoon and S.W. in the afternoon. Sky cloudy all day.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 711 ; 7,72 ; 8, 754; 9, 76; 19, 78; 11, 79; 12 to 1 P.M. 80 ; 2, 80.3; 3, 82); 4 to 5, 82 ; 6, 81; 7, 801; 8, 78; 9, 76; 10, 74.Cloudy at sunrise and noon, scattered clouds at sun

Wind N.E. at sunrise, S.W. at noon fand sun

Rain 6 to 7 A.M., 8 P.M. lightning and thunder, 24-100 inch of rain fell.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 61 ; 9 A.M. 70; 3 P.M. 82 ; 9, 69. Barometer 29.40 to 29.48. Sky cloudy at sunrise, 9 A.M. and 9 P.M. Wind E. at sunrise, and 9 A M. and West at 3 and 9 P.M. Dew Point 58 to 64. Clouds nimbus 3 P.M. Rain from 6 P.M. to 63 P.M. 30-100 of an inch fell.

Earthquake in Iceland and volcanic action. See ante. Pg. 630.

Sunday, August 23. Brooklyn Heights.— Temp. 4 and 5 A.M. 67; 6, 66.1; 6 50, 66 ; 7 to 9, 67 ; 10, 68; 11,70; 12, 72; 1 P. M. 71; 2, 72 ; 3, 734 : 4, 76; 5, 74; 6 and 7,72; 8 and 9, 70. N.E. storm, heavy rain at 6 50 A.M.

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 64; 3 P.M. 71; 7, 67. Barometer 29.75 to 29.80. Wind N.E. in the fore-noon. N. in the afternoon. Rain in the forenoon and cloudy in the afternoon, 16-100 inch fell.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 71; 7, 72 ; 8, 73; 9, 731 ; 10, 744; 11, 76; 12, 75; 1 P.M. 74; 2. 724; 3 to 5, 74; 6,73; 7,70; 8 and 9, 68. Cloudy all day, Wind

set.
set.

N.E. at sunrise, and S.W. at noon, calm at sunset. - and felt by a number of our citizens. It was of longer

filled with hay and grain, was struck by lightning, and duration than could have been produced by a cannon

in half an hour consumed, with its contents. Loss Showery during all forenoon, and until 5 P.M. 313100 of aninch of rain fell.

or an explosion of a powder-mill. The “oldest inha- $800-insured at Middlesex Mutual for $425.-- Boston At Syracuse, at sunrise, 68; 9 A.M. 73; 3 P.M. bitant” does not recollect so violent a shock in this Journal.-- Jour. Com. Sepl. 2. 77; 9, 68. Barometer 29.40 to 29.50, Sky cloudy vicinity before.-Springfield Repub. of Tuesday. On the 26th of August, the lightning struck the at sunrise, and 9 A.M., clouds breaking at 3 P.M. From the Boston Journal of Wednesday.

magnetic wires at Westboro', Mass., and destroyed and clear at 9 P.M. Wind S. at sunrise and 9 A M.

The EARTHQUAKE yesterday morning appears to

fifteen or twenty of the posts. At Natick, on Charles' and W. at 3 and 9 P.M. Dew-Point 57 to 62.

river, the lightning struck a barn, which was, with have been felt in many towns in New-England from

its contents, consumed. At Milton the bail and wind Temperature at Baltimore at half-past 2 P.M. 82–

which we have heard. A gentleman from Plymouth, weather hot and dry.

did much damage. At Boston the lightning was vivid N. H., says it was quite severe at that place, and in

and the thunder heavy. At Salem the lightning struck Four horses were killed by lightning at Nazareth, all the towns on the Merrimack. A gentleman writing Pa., on August 23d, in a thunder storm. They were to us from South Gardiner says:

two dwellings; at Beverly a church edifice was struck found in the morning, lying near together, in the mid- “We had a severe shock like an earthquake, at

by lightning, and several of the congregation were

prostrated. dle of an open field.

about ten minutes before 5 o'clock this morning; the
Monday, August 24.
report lasted for several seconds, and it was heard in

At Hartford, Ct., rain fell, and about this time raia the neighboring towns around us for several miles.

storms of great severity were experienced in various Brooklyn Heights.- Temp: 4 to 6 A.M. 67 ; 7,68; Those of our citizens who had not left their beds,

towns in Pennsylvania. 8,71; 9.73; 10, 71; 11, 711; 12. 73; 1 to 4 P.M. were aroused from their slumbers by the report.

Thursday, August 27. 75; 5, 74; 6, 71; 7,70; 8, 69; 9,68 ; 10, 66.

One of my neighbors sprung from his bed to the door, Brooklyn Heights— Temp. 4 to 6 A.M. 62); 7,65 ; Flatbush, 7 A.M., 65 ; 3 P.M., 74; 7 P.M. 64.

supposing some one was knocking. It was perfectly 8, 654; 9 and 10, 67 ; 11, 67); 12,70; 1 P.M. 73}; Barometer 30.00 to 30.10. Wind N.E. in the fore. clear at the time.

2 and 3, 754; 4, 75; 5, 74; 6, 72); 7, 71; 8 and 9, noon, N. in the afternoon. Sky clear all day.

“ I have just heard from Athol and South Orange, 69. At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 68; 7,70; 8,71; 0,72 ; 10, which are 13 and 18 miles west of us, and the shock Flatbush, 7 A.M, 62: 3 P.M. 76; 7, 67. Barome73; 11, and 12, 74; 1 P.M. 74} ; 2 to 5, 74; 6,73; was experienced there at about the same time.” ter 30.00 to 30.05. Wind $.E. in the forenoon, S.W. 7,73; 8 and 9,70; 10, 68. Foggy at sunrise, cloudy The Salem Advertiser of Wednesday says:

in the afternoon. Rain in the forenoon, cloudy in the at noon and sunset. Wind N.E. all day. A sprinkle

“ Yesterday morning, between day-light and sun- afternoon, 07-100 of an inch fell. of rain at 1 P.M. 593-100 of an inch of rain fell. rise, a smart shock of an earthquake was experienced At Saltville, at 6 P.M. 65; 7, 675; 8, 71; 9, 72; At Syracuse, at sunrise, 58 ; 9 A.M. 66 ; 3 P.M.76 ;

in this city, in its effects causing doors to be thrown 6 P.M. 73; 7,72 ; 8, 71; 9, 69. Foggy at sunrise, 9, 63. Barometer 29.66 to 29.70. Sky clear all

open, and even crockery in some instances to be scattered clouds at sunset. Wind S.W. at sunset. day. Wind N.W. at sunrise, N.E. at 9 A.M. and N.

tumbled from the shelves, &c. Just previous to tha Syracuse, at sunrise 60; 9 A.M.73; 3 P.M. 83; 9,72. w. at 3 and 9 P.M. Dew-point 42 to 52.

shock, a loud rustling noise was heard, similar to that Barometer 29.64 to 29.68. Sky clear at sunrise and 9 A man named Michael Kendig was struck by light- of the stirring of leaves in a high wind, the sky also A.M.; scattered clouds at 3 and 9 P.M. Wind N.E. ning in West Lampston township, Lancaster county, presented an uncommon appearance in the east. Spe- all day. Dew-point 54 to 60. Solar halo at 6 P.M., Pa., and instantly killed. Gale in the Gulf stream. culation is wide awake in regard to this phenomenon, beautiful colors. Tuesday, August 25.

and we have even heard some go so far as to set it Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 4 to 6 A.M. 64 ; 7,66 ; down as the precursor of something direful.”

Earthquake at Leghorn. Great freshet in Cape

Fear River. 8, 67 ; 9 and 10,70; 11 to 1 P.M. 72; 2, 71;3 and EARTHQUAKE.-A shaking of the earth, which lasted

Friday, August 28. 4, 70; 5 and 6, 68; 7, 661; 8, 65; 9, 644. Rain & past about half a minute, and which is supposed to have 8 P.M. been an earthquake, was noticed by some of our citi

Brooklyn Heights.-Temp. 4 to 7 A.M. 69; 8,74; Flatbush, 7 A.M., 62 ; 3 P.M. 68 ; 7, 61. zens on Monday night.Hartford Cour. Wednesday.

9, 75; 10, 77 ; 11, 79; 12 to 3 P.M. 81; 4, 79; 5, Barometer 30.10. Wind N.E. all day. Sky clear

78 ; 6 and 7,75: 8,74; 9,73.

The Earthquake was felt as far north as Concord, in the forenoon, cloudy in the afternoon.

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 66; 3 P.M. 82; 7, 76.
Keene, and Centre Harbor, N. H., where the sound
At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 66 ; 7, 68; 8, 72; 9, 72);

Barometer 30.05 to 30.10. Wind 8.W. in the foreseemed to pass from south to north. It was felt at 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. 72; 8, 71;9.69; 10, 68. Cloudy

noon, S. in the afternoon. Sky clear all day. Amherst, in this state, in Whately, Greenfield and

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 65; 7, 67 ; 8, 698; 9, 73; all day. Wind N.E. all day.

Buckland, and at Brattleboro', Vt. In Portland, Me., At Syracuse, at sunrise, 52; 9 A.M. 66; 3 P.M. 78;

10, 74; 11, 754; 12, 76; 1 and 2 P.M.77 ; 3 and 4, it was sensibly felt. We hear of no damage anywhere, 9 P.M. 64. Barometer 29.68 to 29.74. Sky clear at

77}; 5, 76; 6, 754; 7, 75; 8, 74; 9, 70 ; 10, 69. with the exception of shaking crockery from the sunrise and scattered clouds at 9 A.M., 3 and 9 P.M. shelves.--Boston Trans. Thursday.

Foggy in the morning, scattered clouds at noon and Wind E. all day. Dew-point 44 to 52. Clouds light

sunset. Wind N.E. at sunrise, 8.W. at noon.

Wednesday, August 26. cirrus 9 A.M., and cirro cumulus 4 P.M.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 67 ; 9 A.M. 75; 3 P.M. Earthquake in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachu

Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 4 to 8 A.M. 58; 9, 59 ; 87 ; 9, 74. Barometer 29.68 to 29.72. Scattered setts and Vermont. See ante. pg. 689.

10, 60; 11, 59; 12, 62 ; 1 P.M. 64; 2 to 4, 65; 5, clouds at sunrise, at 9 A.M. and 3 P.M, and cloudy at

66 ; 6 and 7,65; 8, 64; 9,63; 10 and 11, 62). Rain 9 P.M. Wind E. at sunrise and 9 A.M. and N.W. at There was an earthquake at Boston, on Tuesday, from 9 to 11 A.M.

at 3 and 9 P.M. Dew-Point 60 to 62. Clouds nimbus the 25th, accompanied with violent shocks, which

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 57; 3 P.M., 62; 7,62.

at 6 P.M. Lightning active at 9 P.M. were felt in all the neighboring towns. Great excite- Barometer 30.00. Wind N.E. all day. Rain in the ment exists on the subject. -- By Tel. J. of C. Aug. 26.

Great freshet in Cape Fear River. One man killed forenoon, cloudy in the afternoon, 85-100 of an inch

fell. From the Boston papers of Tuesday evening.

by lightning near Louisville, under a tree. At exactly three minutes before five o'clock this At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 63; 7, 64; 8, 68,3; 9, 70;

MELANCHOLY OCCURRENEE.—During the thunder morning, the shock of an earthquake was sensibly 10, 72; 11,75; 12, 761; 1 and 2 P.M. 77; 3, 78;

storm on Friday afternoon, three men from the Kenfelt in all parts of our city, accompanied by a rumbling 4,77); 5 and 6, 75; 7, 70,5; 8, 69.); 9 and 10, 68.

tucky river, with a flat boat laden with wood, anchorsound resembling that caused by the passage of a train Foggy at sunrise, scattered clouds at noon and cloudy

ed their boat in the stream, and went ashore in a skiff. of railroad cars across a short bridge. The first shock at sunset. Wind N.E. all day. 4 P.M. heavy thun

They took shelter under a large tree on the bank of lasted several seconds, and in a few seconds was fol. der, wind S.W. 5 P.M. heavy rain.—47-100 of an

the river, about three miles above this city. While lowed by another shock less violent and of less durainch fell.

standing there, the lightning struck the tree, and in. At Syracuse, at sunrise, 58 ; 9 A.M. 71 ; 3 P.M.

stantly killed one of the men. tion. This shock seems to have extended in almost

The other two ran a every direction, and we hear of its having been felt 78 ; 9, 67. Barometer 29.60 to 29.68. Sky clear at

few feet and fell, but soon partially recovered from the in almost every place within 50 or 60 miles of us.

effect of the stroke. The electric fluid scorched the At

sunrise, 3 and 9 P.M. Wind N.W. all day. Dew Jamaica Plains, a chimney was shaken down; in Point 50 to 52. Scattered clouds 9 A.M.

log of one of them, who is now quite recovered from Worcester the door bells of two houses were rung.

Thunder and hail at Milton, thunder and lightning

its effects, and affected the mind of the other with deIn Braintree, Dedham, Concord, and various other at Beverly, North Salem, South Natick, telegraph

rangement. The name of the person killed was James places, we hear of its being felt. struck by lightning at Westboro'.

Shadrack. He a resided few miles below lock No. 2, A smart shock, accompanied with much tremor and THUNDER STORM.-The thunder storm which vi

on the Kentucky river. He was buried in the city a rumbling noise ten or fifteen minutes in duration, sited this city yesterday afternoon, was felt much more

burying ground on Saturday morning.-Louisville

Journal. was felt in Newburyport this morning, at precisely severely in ihe country. We learn from Milton that five o'clock. The earthquake was sensibly felt in it was attended with hail and a severe gust of wind,

Saturday, August 29. Worcester, and in all the towns on the line of the rail. which prostrated Indian corn, and stripped trees of Brooklyn Heights -Temp. 4 and 5 A.M.70; 6,71; road. In Wilmington the shock was also severe

fruit. At Beverly, the church of Rev. Mr. Thayer 7,72 ; 8,73; 9, 74; 10,76; 11,78; 12,79; 1 P.M. the houses were much shaken, and in some instances was struck by lightning, and a number of the congre- 794; 2, 80 ; 3, 81; 3 30, 81); 4, 81; 5, 79; 6,79 ; crockery ware was thrown from the shelves. A cor- gation were prostrated by the shock, though none 7,76; 8,75; 9,74. respondent, at Beverly, writes to us follows:

were seriously injured. The lightning struck a house Flatbush, 7 A.M. 70; 3 P.M. 70; 7,76. Barome

in North Salem, formerly owned by Mr. Spencer, and Mr. SLEEPER:-We had a heavy earthquake this

ter 30.00 to 30.100. Wind S. all day. Sky clear all an unoccupied house in Bridge street, owned by Mr. day. morning at Beverly, about 5 o'clock. It was felt in

William C. Burton. We learn from Newton & Co., At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 64; 7, 65; 8, 72; 9, 73; every part of the town. My bed shook, and it sounded as though a dozen railroad trains were pass

of the Worcester Express, that the lightning struck 10, 75; 11,77 ; 12,79; 1 P.M. 803; 2 to 4, 81 ; 5,80;

the wires and posts of the telegraph, about half a mile 6,78; 7, 71; 8,705; 9, 68. Foggy at sunrise, scating over the root of my house.

this side of the depot in Westboro', shivering to atoms tered clouds at noon and clear at sunset. Wind N.E. Was it an EARTHQUAKE ?-At five minutes before some fifteen or twenty of the posts.

at sunrise and S.W. at noon. Lightning after sunset five this morning, a heavy noise and shaking was heard The barn of Mr. Joseph Colburn of South Natick, in N.E. 1.100 of an inch o 'rain fell in the night.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 65; 9 A.M. 80 ; 3 P.M. 89; 9, 69. Barometer 29.50 w 29.66. Sky clear at Bunrise and scattered clouds at 9 A.M., and 3 and 9 P.M. Wind E. at sunrise, N.W. at 9 A.M. and 9 P. M. S. at 3 P.M. Dew-point 60 to 62. Wind shifted W. 3. at 5 P.M. Clouds s. 1. W. 3. Barometer 29. 50, electricity active with heavy thunder. Rain from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. 30-100 of an inch fell.

Gale at Mexico, Jefferson County-thunder lightning aud rain from S.W.

Sunday, August 30. Brooklyn Heights.-Temp. 4 A.M. 73; 5 and 6, 72; 7, 73; 8,75; 9 and 10, 77; 11, 79; 12 to 5 P. M. 805; 6 and 7, 78; 8 and 9, 76; 10, 74. Sheet lightning in the West, North and East in the evening.

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 72 ; 3 P.M. 82; 7, 76. Barome. ter 29.90. Wind W. in the forenoon, S.W. in the afternoon. Sky clear all day.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 65 ; 7, 68; 8, 71; 9, 72); 10, 761; 11,78 ; 12, 804; 1 P.M.83; 2,781; 3, 79; 4 to 6, 76; 7,71; 8, 69.; 9, 69. Foggy at sunrise, scattered clouds at poon and clear at sunset. Wind N.E. at sunrise. Rain from 1 to 2 P.M. 19-100 of an inch of rain fell.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 66; 9 A.M. 74; 3 P.M. 80; 9, 70. Barometer 29.50 to 29.54. Sky cloudy at sunrise and 9 A.M., and clear at 9 P.M. Wind S.E. at snurise and 9 A.M. and N.W. at 3 and 9 P.M. Dew point 62 to 64. Light shower 5 A.M. 08-100 of an inch of rain fell. Clouds cumuli 3 P.M.

Barn struck by lightuing in Killingworth, Conn., and with its contents consumed. The dwelling house of Judge Farrar struck by lightning and a servant killed.

Monday, August 31, Brooklyn Heights. Temp. 4 to 6 A.M. 70; 7,72; 8,77 ; 9, 78; 10, 80; 11.81; 12, 82 ; 1 P.M. 84; 2, 84.1; 3, 83; 4, 81; 5, 79; 6, 78; 7, 78,1; 8, 77 ; 9, 76; 10, 74.

Flatbush 7 A.M. 72; 3 P.M. 82}; 7, 77.

Barometer 30.00. Wind W. in the forenoon and S. in the afternoon. Sky clear all day.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 64; 7, 65; 8, 70; 9, 72 ; 10,763; 11, 78; 12, 80; 1 P.M. 80; 2, 81; 3 and 4, 82; 5,81.1; 6,80.1; 7,74; 8 and 9,70; 10.69. Foggy at sunrise, clear at noon, scattered clouds at sunset. Wind S.W. at sunset. Thunder and lightning at 7 P.M.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 65; 9 A.M.77; 3 P.M, 85; 9, 74. Barometer 29.56 to 29.60. Sky clear all day. Wind W. all day. Dew.point 56 to 62.

Fall of Rain during the month of August as follows: At Syracuse, 2 inches 43 100 of an inch; Flatbush 4 inches 10-100 of an inch; Saltville, 3 inches, 853-100 of an inch.

Tuesday, September 1. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 5 A.M., 71; 7,73; 8, 77 ; 9, 81; 10, 801; 11, 82; 12, 83; 1 P.M. 86 ; 2, 86.); 2 30, 87 ; 3, 86: 4, 85 ; 5, 83 ; 6, 80.); 7,78.); 8, 78 ; 9, 77; 10,76.1; 11 and 12, 76.

Flatbush, 7 A.M., 72 ; 3, P.M. 84; 7,78.

Barometer 30.00. Wind S.W. in the forenoon and 8. in the afternoon. Sky clear all day,

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 67 ; 7, 70; 8, 73; 9, 77 ; 10 to 1 P.M. 80; 2, 79 ; 3,77 ; 4 and 5, 76,1; 6, 70.); 7,69 ; 8,68 ; 9.67; 10,66. Fogęy at sunrise, cloudy at noon and sunset. Wind N-E.day. Thunder at 11 A.M. Thunder and rain at 1 P.M. 30-100 of an inch of rain fell.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 68 ; 9 A.M. 81; 3 P.M., 86; 9, P.M. 74. Barometer 29.56 to 29.60. Sky clear at 9 A.M. and 9 P.M. and scattered clouds at Bunrise and 3 P.M. Wind 8.W. at sunrise and 9 A. M. and N.W. at 3 and 9 P.M. Dew-point 60 to 62. Clouds cirro cumuli 3 P.M.

Wednesday, September 2. Brooklyn Heights.— Temp. 6 A.M. 72; 7,74; 8, 761; 9. 79; 10, 82; 11, 83; 12, 84 ; 1 P.M., 85; 2 and 3, 86; 4, 84; 5. 81; 6.79; 7, 78; 8 and 9, 77.

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 72 ; 3 P.M. 84; 7,87,

Barometer 30.00. Wind S.W. in the morning and 8. in the afternoon. Sky clear all day.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 66 ; 7,67 ; 8,70; 9,75; 10. 78; 11, 79 ; 12 and 1 P.M. 80; 2 and 3,79; 4 to 6, 78; 7, 76; 8,725; 9, 71;10, 70. Foggy at sunrise, and scattered clouds at noon and sunset. Wind N.E. at sunset. Heavy rain 1 30 to 1 50 P.M. 8 P.M. calm, very foggy—44-100 of an inch of rain fell.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 67 ; 9 A.M. 81; 3 P.M. 89; 9, 80. Barometer 29.54 to 29.62. Sky clear at sunrise and 9 A.M., scattered clouds at 3 P.A. and cloudy at 3 P.M. Wind S.W. all day. Dew-point 60 to 62. Clouds cirro cumuli at 3 and cirrus at 9 P.M.

Thunder storm at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, the captain knocked down on parade by the lightning; another at Havana, a house struck by lightning and three persons killed.

The mountain Gunang Maripa, Island of Jara was convulsed this day before sunrise and the mountain top was heated to redness. On 2d day of September, 1845, Mount Hecla, in Iceland, became terribly con vulsed. See ante. Pg. The Gunang Marripa has not been convulsed for 1000 years and the volcanoes of Iceland, had not been convulsed since 1786.

Thursday, September 3. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 5 A.M. 73; 6 30, 74 ; 7. rain; 7,751; 8, 75; 9,77 ; 10,78; 11 and 12, 83; 1 P.M. 841; 2, 85; 3, 86 ; 4, 83.}; 5, 82; 6, 81: 7, 80; 8 and 9,78; 10,76. Rain at 30 minutes past 7 A.M.

Flatbush, 7 A.M.74; 3 P.M. 83 ; 7,79.

Barometer 29.90 to 29.95. Wind S.W. in the morning and S. in the afternoon. Sky cloudy in the inorning and clear in the afternoon.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M., 67 ; 7, 69.); 8, 73; 9, 76; 10,77%; 11, 78 ; 12, 80; 1 and 2 P.M. 80$; 3, 81; 4,801; 5, 80 ; 6, 79 ; 7, 781; 3,74; 9,731 : 10,73. Foggy at sunrise and scattered clouds at noon and sunset. Wind N.E. at ennrise, S.W. at noon and N. E. at suuset. 7 P.M. lightning W. same and thunder. 9 to 9 25, hard rain-32-100 of an inch fell.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 73; 9 A.M. 80; 3 P.M. 86; 9, 72. Barometer 29.40 io 29.50. Sky cloudy all day. Wind 8.W. at sunrise, 9 A M. and 3 P.M., and S. at 9 P.M. Dew-point 67. Rained at intervals from 71 A.M. to 8. P.M. 1 85-100 of an inch fell. Sharp lightning with thunder at 6 P.M.

House struck by lightning at Mayfield, Fulton county. Terrible storm at Madison, Indiana.

KILLED BY LIGHTNING.-During the severe thunder shower of Thursday week, the wife of the Rev Mr. Jackson, pastor of the Baptist church, in Wilion, Saratoga co., was struck by lightning while standing in the doorway and instantly killed Mr. J. is absent from home, and uninformed of the afflicted dispensation, none but Mrs. Jackson having been made acquainted with his destination. She has left a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her untimely death. - Journal of Com Sept. 12.

TERRIBLE FLOOD AND Loss of PROPERTY.-A terrible storm of rain occurred at Madison), Ind., on the 3d of September. An extra from the Banner gives full particulars of this destructive calamity.

Crooked Creek, a very small stream running parallel with the Ohio river, between the high hills in the rear of the city, rose above its banks; and the “bottom,” or “commons," between the Michigan road and the high ground upon which the city is built, was soon converted into a lake or broad river. The culvert under the railroad embankment, across the hollow at the lower end of the city, was choked up with property, houses, &c. The waters dammed up to a greaih depth, and there broke through the artificial hill, producing a terrible flood. All the bridges across Crooked Creek were swept off, and nearly all the property in the immediate vicinity of its banks was either entirely destroyed or greatly injured. Messrs. Jacob Shuh, Whitney & Hendricks, and Mitchell & McNaughten are among the greatest sufferers. The loss of property is estimated by some at $100,000, and by others at less. The worst remains to be told.

It is certain that nine persons lost their lives by this flood, viz: Mr. Walker and child, drowned in Eagle Hollow;" Mrs. Judge and two children, in “ Irish Hollow;" Mrs. Scott, (daughter of Mr. Cotton) swept off from the dwelling between Mulberry and West streets : and three colored people-Charlotte, Edward and Israel. It is described as an awful and sublime spectacle. Houses, animals, fences, barrels, and all kinds of household furniture, came whirling along as though they were mere bubbles, or feathers, floating in the air.

The Louisville Journal of Saturday says, the mailboat reports that fourteen lives were lost by the freshet at Madison, on Thursday. Eleven bodies have been found. The amount of property destroyed had not been fully ascertained.- Jour. Com. Sept. 11.

Friday, September 4. Brooklyn Heights—Temp. 4 to 6 A.M.76; 7,771; 8, 79 ; 9,81,1; 10,83, 11, 84; 12 to 2 P.M. 85; 2 30, thunder and rain, 84; 2 40, heavy thunder clouds, 82 ; 3 and 4, 81 ; 5,80 ; 6 and 7, 79; 8, 78; 9, 10, 77.3; 11, 77.

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 77 ; 3 P.M. 84; 7, 80. Barometer 29.90. Wind S.W. in the morning; $. in the afternoon, Sky clear in the morning, and cloudy in the afternoon.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 70; 7, 72; 8. 76 ; 9, 77; 10,78; 11, 80; 12, 81; 1 P.M. 814; 2 and 3, 82; 4, 81; 5, 801; 6 and 7, 80; 8, 75; 9, 74; 10, 73. Foggy at sunrise, scattered clouds at noon and clear at sunset. Wind S.W. at noon. Rain 014-100 of an inch fell.

At Syracuse, at sunrise, 71; 9 A.M. 82; 3 P.M. 87 ; 9, 79. Barometer 29.32 to 29.38. Scattered clouds all day, Wind 8. all day. Dew-point 66 to 68. Clouds cirro stratus 9 A.M., cirro cumuli 3 P.M. and nimbus at 6 P.M. Wind shifted W. 4. during the storm and back S. 3, before it ended. Rain 67 P.M, to 74-10-100 of an inch fell.

Thunder storm at St. Louis, Missouri, a man killed by lightning and a house torn to atoms.

Rain. It has rained in Savannah, so far. every day this month. On Wednesday it did not rain, but it poured.Savannah Repub. Friday Sept. 4,

Schr. J. P. Holt, from St. Mary's, Geo., has experienced tremendous weather on the

passage. On the 4th, lat. 34, 30, long. 74, encountered a gale from the W.N.W., shifted deck load.

DREADFUL CASUALTY.-A German, recently from the Missouri river, was killed yesterday afternoon, by lightning, at the house of Mr. 0. Hoeff, corner of Randolph and Twelfth streets. The house was torn to atoms, but a lady and three children who were in the basement were uninjured. The Gerrian was in stantaneously killed. We could not learn his name.-St. Louis Union, Sept. 5.

Killed by LIGHTNING.—The Chickopee Telegraph of the 12th of September says:-" During the shower which occured last Friday afternoon, two large and valuable yoke of cattle belonging to Mr. Aaron Bel. don, of this village, says the Amherst Express, were killed in Southerland by lightning. The oxen were yoked, and chained in separate yokes to two elms standing about ten feet apart, the branches of which were somewhat intermingled. The four were killed instantly by the same flash, and no mark of the lightning could be found upon either of the cattle, or their yokes or chains, and only a very slight one upon a small brancb of one of the trees. Mr. Belden was standing at the time, with a waggon and a pair of horses, under another tree about twenty-five rods distant. During the same shower the lightning struck in several places in this and neighboring towns.

Saturday, September 5. Brooklyn Heights—Temp. 5 AM. 76; 6, 77; 7, 78; 8, 80; 9, 83,1; 10, 84; 11,85 ; 12, 87 ; 1 P.M. 87.) : 2 to 4, 88 ; 5, 86; 6, 85 ; 7, 84; 8.83; 9, 82; 10, 80, Ligbtuing in the North at 9 P.M.

Flatbush, 7 A.M. 77 ; 3 P.M. 80; 7, 81.

Barometer 29.95 to 30.05. Wind S.W. all day. Sky clear all day.

At Saltville, at 6 A.M. 70; 7, 71; 8, 72; 9, 741; 10, 76 ; 11, 78; 12, 79; 1 P. M., 79.1; 2 to 5, 80; 6, 79; 7,74; 8 and 9, 72 ; 10,71. Foggy at sunrise and scattered clouds at noon and sunset. Wind 8.W.

7 A.M. light sprinkle of rain. IP.M. thunder S.W. 2 P.M. ihunder, cloudy.

At Syracuse, at suurise, 75: 9 A.M. 82; 3 P.M. 88; 9, 75. Barometer 29.44 to 29.64. Scattered clouds all day. Wind 8. at sunrise and 9 A.M. and S.W. at 3 aud 9 P.M. Dew-point 65 to 70. Clouds cirro stratus at sunrise, shower 12 noon, light thunder shower 63 to 7. P.M. 25-100 of an inch of rain fell.

Sunday, September 6. Brooklyn Heights.—Temp. 5 A.M. 77; 6, 78; 7, 79 ; 8, 80; 9, 81; 10, 834 : 11, 854; 12, 86; 1, P. M. 88: 2 and 3, 89; 4, 87 ; 5, 86; 6, 84; 7, 82 ; 8, 81; 9, 80; 10, 79 ; 11, 79); 12, 78.

Flatbush, 7 A.M.79; 3 P.M. 87;7,81. Barometer 30.15. Wind 8.W. all day. Sky clear all day.

At Saltville at 6 A. M. 68; 7, 69; 8, 73; 9,76; 10, 79; 11 and 12, 80 ; 1 and 2 P.M. 804 ; 3, 81; 4 to 6,

at noon.

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