--The recent heavy rains have filled the ditches of all entrenchments erected lately around the city, and in some of them there are already eight or nine feet of water.
The most of the fortifications built below the city, in St. Bernard parish
, on Gentilly Road, was yesterday, from this circumstance, the scene of a very melancholy casualty.
A little boy named Lewis Edgar Magnon
, only 13 years of age, and the son of the brother-in-law of Mr. Victor Benit
, whose plantation is crossed by this fortification, was playing on the glacis, when he lost his balance and tumbled down into the ditch.
His brother Alexander Noel
, a youth of 20 years who was then plowing in a field near by, hearing Lewis
's cries for help, left his plow, rushed to the spot, and listening to nothing but his love for the boy, he bravely leaped into the moat.
Alas! it was to meet with the same fate.
Both were drowned.--N. C. Picayune, th.