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Inundation of Chicot county, Ark. --Great Damage Done.--The Lake Village (Chicot county, Ark.,) Press, of the 23d ult., has the following: The high stage of the Mississippi has been a source of great alarm to our planters. The crops were in the most promising condition, and it was expected that Chicot would be able to meet the exigencies of war, but a new calamity--one quite unexpected — has fallen upon us. On Thursday, the 16th inst. the inexorable river cut its way through the narrow neck of land which separates it from Lake Chicot. Since that time the water in the lake has risen at the rate of two feet per diem, so that, as we write, it is within a few inches of the bank. We are cut off from all land communication, and many plantations on the river and lake are materially damaged. Some planters are engaged night and day in erecting levees, and the greatest anxiety is felt as to the issue of this irremediable disaster. Those who have most suffered on the lake
The Machiavellian policy of Great Britain towards the United States.[from the New York Herald, June 2.] The details of the debate in the House of Lords, on the 16th ultimo as received by the America's mails, and published yesterday, gives us particulars, respecting the language used on that occasion, of the gravest importance, and of a far more aggressive nature towards the United States than had been previously reported by telegraph. Our correspondence by the America, published this morning, still further developed the offensive policy of the English Government. The Lord Chancellor, who is the authoritative exponent of the Palmerston Ministry in the Upper House, had not only repudiated the maritime code adopted by the Treaty of Paris, but had gone so far as to pronounce that the United States has no right to punish British privateers in Jefferson Davis' service as pirates! He added that the war of the Confederated States against the North was a just one, and their rights