Great flood and loss of property in the Northwest.
--The St. Louis Democrat
, of the 12th instant, has information of heavy rains all along the Upper Mississippi
and tributaries, which have been followed by very serious consequences to farmers and others.
In one night in Scott county, Iowa
, eight inches of rain fell on a level place, not to speak of what sunk into the ground.--Throughout the whole country the farmers were greatly distressed by the wet weather.--The Des Moines River
was at flood height, and fence rails, saw logs, corn shocks, etc., were shooting out of it in quantities sufficient to nearly cover the entire surface of the river.
had four hundred hogs in a pen in the bottom, on Copperas Creek
, above Bentonsport
, and all were swept off and lost in one night.