--The Tennessee River
is higher at this time than it has been since the year 1847.
The freshet has occasioned heavy losses.
Many farmers residing near the river have been forced to leave their residences.
It has not been an unusual sight to see houses, barns, and in some cases even residences, borne away by the almost irresistible current.
The large brick block, known as the Stevenson block of this city, is almost a total wreck, having fallen in. Hay
, corn, fences, houses, &c., have been swept away.--A great many cattle and hogs, we understand, have been drowned.
The losses have been very heavy.
The abundance of water, and the scarcity of money, are playing ‘"fearful havoc"’ with the people.--Chattanooga (Tenn.) Advertiser, 24th ult.