Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, January 08, 1863, Image 1

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Thursday Morning' s Unitary 8, led.
OhlOat l'Ottg.
The " Bradford Reported"
I happy New Year! friends and patrons all,
¶Ve have only come fork morning call,
With a Aryine or two, for the pleasant day; •
'Which da'weed when the Old Year passed away ;
Did you hea u r his sigh at the midnight hour,
When the New Year-came in his mighty pow'r?
Ali no ! there •was.•gladness o'..r all the earth,:
When the Old Year died —for the New Year's birth.
Manliuld blessings the dead year brought—
Golden dreams braided with sorrowful thought;
Much thatiwas beautiful, mirthrtil,and sad,
Earth like au Eden bloomed fresh and was glad;
Morning came up with fair banners•unrolled,
Eve crowned the hills with rare crimson and gold,
Broad were the harvest fields yellow with-graiu,
Soft and refreshing thecool dropping rain, shadow swept dark o'er the land,
Staining thetA,,,AYilth a murderer's brand;
Yet this onkpliadOw of terrible name,
Thighted,the'heat t sof the Nation with pain.
Not rch:h of change for mar title town, -
( The Aare town of Bradford—wide its renown !)
Business Las kept up a prosperous way, •
Fashion as yet holds her limitless sway;
Bootees faithfully kneel at her shrine,
Ifailifg her gecless-sliip more than divine;
Wall. she mule, for we lollowers ail •
Smile at her ncd, and respond to her cal.
Yet we're cot idle ; our town has sent forth,
Brave ones to.die in the cause of the North,
There are tears for the absent this festival day,
Hearts wait lot footsteps that linger away.
By all our hearth Stones a dear one is misstd,
The bey that moth( r•:ip.; loudly have kissed,
When shall they come-again ? Lenicward to rest T
Lam cherov , ncd heroes, our:bravest and Lest.
change of pubs seal views, it i' true,
Has come into favor, like every thing new
]ten who seemed firm us a rock in it:; pride,
Left the good ship to the wind and the tide.
that metrthoogh daikee of tempests shOuld from,
Shull the gold ship Republicanism go down,
..V.rer.' her timbers are staunch dad her sails
Woven to battle the s;rongest of gales,
Brave hearts and true ones ,et trust mu het - might,
Hopefully waiting for Goo and the Right!
And by our . leadcr, - brave LiNcol.N, we'll stand,
Long is. the Stars and Stripes wave o'er the land,
Looking star through the turmoil and•strife,
Ve can see Freedom 3-et - clinging to life ;
Appalled not, nor chilled by the desolate storm,
But bright us the mornlog and glossing and warm,
17 mon and Liberty," dearest of names,
Won by our fathers through carnage and flames.
We ask no armistice like yours, fah• clime,
) We:shall'li2 - „ht and win onr own battles in time,.'
'you were kind to us once--America keeps
True love for ih soil where LaFayette.sleeps,
And we strive to believe you mean what you say,
But France, sunny Fiance: von ate tickle as gay.
IVe prizeall kind %visite:4 that come arum afar,
Thank you! but please to stay just where you are!
England more yet tarries behind,
d;owardly tenth g to make up her mind,
- Favoring; the , Soutli,;yet strivir ; to show,
Friendship for us like a treacheroui foe,
Ire IMO/ you . of old, oh ! fair, haughty dame.
Have conquered y.iti once, can conquer £II.NIO,
Still-yea 're our mother—one language we speak--
And only the weal of each a:At:should seek.
ver the ocenn tttre dnheth at times,
Beautiful poems whose musical chimes.
t irreth all hearts wl th their wonderful flow,
Bringing us Parhdlse—visions below—J
Agd the sweet singer isnue of zyband,
Making immortal his name and his land.
4.? h". - you have hearts just Pas gifted as ours,
you 'vd warm azure skies and blussdming-flovers,
We should lii ye and trust. You, fairest of isles,
elf you would not repay with ti eacherous smiles.
We sorrowed with you, forgeett I of pride,
O'er the nation's„luss wheu your good Prince-died,
Sitsw we have sent from our plentiful store,
_Ship loads of bread to vont suffering poor,
You've quite enough, if the truth you should own,
To care fur the !' Slavery Question" at home.
Whicrils better we asik—please answer vs right—
The bondage accursed of the black slave or white.
Ntte shall not always be crippled at home,
* Peace for a time from our country has flown,
.Qnly a little time, now it - may be,
Vhite wings are folding the land and the sea,
When the broad banner is proudly unrol'ed,
" Utlon and Liberty," all shall behold.
Yes, we remember the many defeats. '
Wearisome marches. and hasty retreats,
When the June roses were blossoming red,
Long was the siege, and brave martyr-hearts bled,
Fruitless, oh, yes ! but the annals of Fame
shall bear on their pages each patriotmame.
Naen th 4 last r 6 es were dead, and the leaves
:Rustling, were borne on the•chill winter breeze,
Then we, had Deis of a conflict begun,
And hoped kir the best ere: ther,year should be done.
I.h, well ! we're defeated, and thousands were slain,
Vat witricife, - tind we wait for the dawning again.
Wide the digression ;—our village you know,
Was the theme of our gossip a long time ago,
Our muse, like Pegasus, flew off on the wind,
izavinf theiown and its gossip behind,
t c ,ls it worth While after soaring like that,
To take np the topic of every day chat
Yet could we say less for the land than we've done,
Latn4 of the bravesthearts under the sun?
Though the War Demon stalk onward, and Death
- C.ltilleth the lip and heart with his breath,
..-e_Though the dead faces lie close to the sod,
_alley are not hopelessly turning to Gon,
-Dewitt avenge them—the day Is at hand
When the last " Traitor must flee from the land,
.I..nd the long years of Prosperity's reign
Dawn with' their sunshine and blesllng agifiln.
thlappy New Year then ! at.appy New Year !!
Patrons and friends, may thhoodliest cheer
Be found'inioni_homes. and 'Mid festival joy,
et Ain Tlanter give—to the CARRIER.B9Y.
:Er-Give a man, the necessaries of life, and
he *ants the conveniences; Give him the
lenevgniences,end he craves for theLlosnries.
Grant him the luxuries, end be sighs' for the
Al3gancies,- Let him have-the elegancies, end
'lie Veainlilor the follies. Give bim to
irliter,,end.,;ho complains - that be has been
cheated both in the price and quality of the
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,01 . 0 e/ ,eye M , : in bed ; was (fatties.; he was staring at
me the , same coalesed state in which Z took
edittriiiin, and hod) of. us listened intently ; for
some sound or dry which would tell us what
was,the inatfer."Screamsrwe could hear plain
enough; but tuothivit intelligible. There viai
a souni as of barefooted people running with
all their mightalong the passage, outside our
door; tied the idea suggested. itself simultane
ously to our hinds that the place was on fire.
Without stopping to dreis ourselves, we got
out of our bed's; 'and 1 had -my baud on the
gimlet with wbiett'we seen "red the latch of our
door, when I felt a shock that caused i.e to
reel aeross the room; till I fell against the wall
gm the -opppsite side ; the bed followed me,
and fulling against Ames, leriouly bruised his
legs, and pinned him 'against the wainscot.—
For a moment wo remained in this position,
and then the house began to settle on its foun
dations, and I - was able to drag the bed a lit
tle way from the wall, and set him at liberty.
We got to the door and removed the gimlet ;
but the house was stiliNso far from being level,
that we had to break the' doordowri before
we could get out of the room. Many of the
boards in - the passage were torn apart and
split to pieces ; and between the passage and
staircase there was a gap into which I slipped
but, fortunately, though the fall hurt me very
-much, the opening was not wide enough to al
low of my body passing through. 'Dragging
my legs cut es_quiekly as I could, I followed
my husband down stairs into the street, no
longer at a loss to understand the cause of the
-commotion which had roused us from our sleep
wits the first shock of an earthquake.
By thelight of the moon, we could perceive
that:the two schocks had reduced sever al hous
es in the streets to dust and' broken timber,
and from among these ruir.a .. rdse cries, moans,
and prayers, which chilled my blood, and al
most parch the flower of tno rem& tit. Ft !Ea
the houses that stilt r. waiut d stamling,the
ple IV LIT bringing out what they considered
most valuable, some their children, other= box
es of furniture. With our a: ms l c'ad togeth
er,. we pushed cur way as well as we could
through the crowd of fugitive's that filled the
street, now stumbling into holes sO deep, tits . ,
the sudden shock was painfully .felt through.
the whole frame, and a umnaeut tater.vards
scauilliing over heap.; of rutibish.,
With great thaletilty we had got as far as
Montada's store, when we felt a moveMent of
the , earth, winch -made me feel as though my
hearOwt re rising is my throat, followed iu:
stunt ly after by antntioa !thick wade it ap
pear to me that the ground was fulling away
beneath my feet, and leaving me t . nspendea iu
the air. This was repeatel - several times.—
Houses were falling en our right and on our
left, pieces of timber: and stones were driven
about' us with a force as; great us th rigli shot.
from a gun ; many wcre strii-J; dead, and nth
ers were 1;eal en antra and sunk to the griPlioi,
where they were trampled to death Just be•
fore is was a women with one sidc of her face
Into in a most frightful mariner, whom I 're
cognized, on seeing the other side, as the keep--
er of a Atop where Jetties and I had spent
nearly an Lour the previous evening in Imylag
some .gold•e hi mder , d leather I spoke to
her, but she diti not heed me : and so great
was her terror, that she did not iitTear con
scious of the horrible injuries she had receiv
ed, itawi; It:minding that the bh..0.1 was stream
ing down her no o k, and uyeit,g the front of
her nightdress a vivid crimson.
gate and net rtaiii stew, we stlfzvered for.
ward, us it se.Tuteil to n., but in leailty wr did
not advance a yard Motita,thi's store INIL.; ,ill;
in front of us, and rucking big:l:gas. By
great exertion iu a sidelong direction, we put
a little more soace between us and it ; when
down it came with astrenvendens erish, throw•
jug a volley of stones aver the very spot where
we had been sie.mlistz, and bne l .i 4s ,,many per
sons beneath its ruins. One poor man carry•
ing two children iu his arms, Was: crushed al
most at our feet by the end of one of the
beams, and lay screaming with arzoliy;witilont
its being possible for us to help liiin. The fell
of this house was succeeded by. a cessation of
the motion of the earth, nod a rcrili .vas made
over the rains, regardless of the wretched
creatures below. The merciful Providence
which had protected us heretofore, enabled us
to reach the open space in front of the civic
ball without injury, and hert we biked, feeling
that we should be safer than in the narrow
:For the space of half an hour or thereabouts
there was no renewal of the earthquakes, and
we had begun to hope that- the evil was over.
Hundreds of people, most Of them with little
beside their nightdresses - on them, were hud
dled about us, when soddenly, without a soutid
to give 'notice of what was coming, the earth
opened in a zigzag line right across the Pla
za. a erowd of persons dropping into the chasm
which closed, opened, and closed agaie, and
all in an i instant. 15:e were so close as to see
this distinctly,and though it was over so quick
ly that emparatively,few Of those on the Ma
.za 'knew what had happened, the cries of 'nor
mal terror which were littered by those who
hed been on the brick df the graVil, told those
at a distance of kome new disaster, and the air
wag so filled with shrieks and prayers for mer
cy that I grew sick with terror. Some cried
aloud that it was the day of judgment, and
sank groveling to the earth ; a desperate look
ing man beside us, who-gave no cry nor brea
thed a prayer, was violently beating his own
head : with a large stone ;
.and anottier was
savagely attackitl every person within his
reach, like a wild beast.
All this time the moon was shining bril
liantly in . cloudless Enteamen4 and when.
looked upward:in. our terror,. it caused hope to
sprhig up in our hearts to see • how
. sereno• ev
erytbing. was above Nit when one attention
was- tigain directed to what was patssing
. about
us; it added an indiscribnhhi tiortor to-the
scene, and for a moment shook our faith in the
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A Night of Terror.
it ,olijet that
T ;tip: ,
pUB..4 . IO):4VERtirTHOISI)At ATI: TtitliNiA,;f.-,01ii,-,*(Co'.6l4.;l;yr,ii
existence era niereifei (IreatoratAlie very time
when we most/ needed its'impport.' Our great
desire was to eseape to the hills, the mind age
&minting stability with these masse of earth
bait was impossiblelo get thionsti the.eioWd
which temmed on in evertside; and Seem.
ell afraid:to 'Venture again itilhe harrow Meet:
instead of half heat elapsing the
next shock Was felt, there could not have been
bt , my eye *as I
half that time, and this shock was far thore
violent than the previous one, and lasted long•
er. There was'the same sickening motion,not
altogether unlike what is experienced on ship
board ; but the motion itself was nothing com-
pared with' the effects of the terror it caused
to feel the earth rocking'beneath us, and this,
too, heightened by the spectacle of houses
crumbling to dui% bleeding bodies, shrieks",
find every species of woful utterance which
human organs are capable of forming. From
constant travel, I was physically almost as
strong as my husband, but with the moat ear-
nest desire .not to add to his alarm or distress,
I was obliged to cling to him, for support
while this•horrid din was raging about us.—
The dull roaring sound which accompanied
the movements of the earth gradually died
away, and at the same time the opcHings of
chasms in the Plaza were renewed. Whcrev-
er these gaps occurred, a number of individu
als disappeaied, nod until it closed again,there
was a long dark line,frotn which persons made
frantic efforts- to recoil. Sometimes these
chasms were straight as nn arrow ;
at other
times they were as crooked as forked lightn
ing To try - to change our position while this
was going •on, was useless,,for there was noth
ing to indicate whue direction the next open
ing might take, and motion on the part of
such o multitude could only itiet!ease the loss
of life. Once, indeed, we found curse:flies on
a small ttiang,ularly shaped pece,rl ground,
with a chasm on both sides of ins'or about a
yard iu width. Per:.ons fell into this Rap all
around us, but sec( ral were drawn cut again
alive ; ,Tarue , r drew out three hiuielf, and very
few were eruired in it viten it eioerj.
smiden elosinz of the earth eanicil spine of the
most.heilibtk i:i ; .;hts which it k itty , ,si-ble to eon
gr6unt: LH not al says open wide
enough to udmit the human body, or it opened
into cha,:ms or st•Ndrai feet, but Lot of a great
er depth than four or five feet ; and the in•
conceivable rapidity with which they oped and
closed, caused (natty persons to . be.caught in
them by their legs, in the case of the narrow
chasms ; and iu the cale of the broad but
shallow gap., men, women, and children were
crushed together in one neasi, as regarded the
lower part of their Lodies, leaving their heads
separate, and the upper part of the Bodies
blended together as closely as thoughAhey
were one body with many heads.
As soon as there was a longer pause than
usual between these gapings, we were able to
make oar way off the Plari, in consequence
of 140 great thinning of the crowd ; and tak
ing the broadest of two openings which pre
sented themselves before us, we proceeded
down- keilpieg as near the middle as possl
tile, for every telly and then a boase fell to the
ground without the shglites`t. warning, though,
while the earth e tuady, with little danger
weep[ t.l those immettititely oppo. , :i:e to it.—
We might have advanced about a quarter of
a wile, aln•ii -Janice stopped to ki.huk at a
d or. I did not at fist see where ae were,
tuit on looking; trore attentively, I discovered
1... at we were at the house of a Mall a whom
we had frequently liircri lioms during ()Ili.
Natihulaleo. Nobody answered hi,:
though be twat at. OIL: gate with a stone
with all I ur,;ed him not to ‘vitit
tor borm;s, v•hicis might tie unalilo to make
their way uitli es nine!, ease es ourF , lves, I%hto,
lie pointed to Lis lout, and :old me be could
at& no further ; and then i saw that a vein
Ilgattl•l the ut.ko; mu , t have be , . n cut op:•ii,
tor ke was standt:.g in ("lite a pool of blind.
I ha•tened batsk. ai last as my own wounded
!vet would al:ow me to a place waere I had
seen a clvpd body lying, and from this I tore
sortie strips o) sufficient to bird up eta
husband's feet and ray own. Greatly relieved
by the protection th:s gave us from the sharp
stones, and the accidental kicks and tr e ad o f
other fugitives, we left the shelter of the gate
way, and joined those who, like ourselves, were
making for the open country, not u the sop
pwition that we si)Quicl lie safe tft
re, but that
wep:should have, at all eveut 3, one danger the
less to encounter.
I have omitted to say that for some time
we had perceived that it was becoming sensi
bly darker. The clouds of dust which rose
from the falling houses. combined with that
raised by the trampling of feet, concealed the
moon from us, and made it difficult for us to
avoid• rowing against the houses, and impos
sible to prevent lolling over heaps of rubbish.
We could just distinguish_.,4 large, square,
white house, with a Bats roof; Which we knew
td belong to-Luis Torelles, a friend of ours,
when a gentle rise of the ground, accompanied
by a low rooaniug sound, told us what was
rousing. We stood still, and the ground bad
hardly subsided; when there another and ,
louder roar, and with it an upheaval of 'the
ground compared with which all that had pre
ceded it were insignificant. We were forced
to drop on the ground from actual inability to
remain upright ; and here we sat tossed up
and down in a frightful manner, and every
moment apprehensive that one of the chasms
like those we bad seen. might open beneath us
and swallow us up. It now became so dark
that we could see nothing whatever ; and brit
for the incessant crashing of 'the falling houses,
and the renewed Cries and prayers, we might
have supposed ourselves buried in the very
center of the earth. Vainly did we strive to
distinguiSh if Torellas'iklhouSe was standing ;
we could - not even See' each other'S faCe, so
that host even that source of• courage.. Pres
etitlY the'Cirililoir of the earthquake was min
gled. With, ordrowned by, the erashes of flinch
der.follOwini the Moat vivid' flashes .of
ping I ever saw, which, 'though it left hie ju
doubt at - tithes Whether I had-ti - 01 - beetrstrtiek
blind, did ne this servfee, that' it allowid us to
Bei : that Toreittiti l s bOriße'wah' creek' and
apparently uuinjured. To add to the horrors
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of this ,eight,, a ftre:breke l opt iostreet near
ns more henses tha: intne
caused either 1.4 the broken 'tirebera falling
over an nneztingnii.hed lighv
nin 'Thi,drylkers,,eit. Pat wood , caused the;
fiSrue 0 spread with, amazing rapidity, and
coufestv.that i the:,light,.,,ased b a , feehng
factions nymild, which` nohedi eau. retilizs
who,basnot been in . -. a-position, of imnitneuti
danger in the midst of I total.; - darkliesso If
. 4.
had been, able,.. to. see . Nino ,Yrai_RiOsißSP,
those houses and in the
_street hstweeu, A
Should have felefar otheriise. , -
. The undulations of the earth,,thongh faint
er, stilt continuing, . Jades proppsed we . should
take, refuge with Torellas for a ~ time, seeing
that th'e , house had withstood. the recent
shocks, and not thinking, it likely that we
should have , any.-ethers more violent. We rose,
holding each, other tightly, and making our
way to the door as direct as we could, groped
about till we had found the fastening, when
we pushed it open, and felt our way along the,
passage, to,the staircase: We knew our way
to the principal ; apartments from baying-visit!
ed at the house so frequently, and we made"
our way from one to the other of these, not T ,
withstanding the dead,ailence which followed
my husband's calls for Torellas. We had open.:
ed dio doors of Severn! rooms, and had found
them all iu total darkness, and we *ere on the
point of teaving,they house; supposing that To
rt:llas, with his family had abandoned it, when
we rtatetabered a room which gave ,a fine view
of the city and Of the environs. Lrr the inteoe
darkness, whieb,prevailed a ve had to grope a
long time before we eonld find the dour, but
Whzu we bud found it and pushed it open, the
glare whieli rushed into our eyes was terrible.
i belleve,d the handing was hi flames, but su.
hoirible eras the pain in wy eves, and so great
the be;vildcrinent caused by the brilliant light
after being go long in snob pitchy eaaness,
that 1 C3oltl hut hove fled if 1 had felt the fire
laying bold of we. I covered my face with
wy hands, and us the pain diminished, I part:
ed my fingers little by : little, and let in the
light graclually,jtill I was able to open my
eyes to the light Without protection. Ma
dame Toreibis Was most khd in her attentions
to we, even at such a ipotneut, and her daugh
ters were willing assistants. They brought
water to wa•h Our wounded feet; but my lips
baud would not suffer the bandages to be re-
moved, for fear; of causing irilornmation of the
wounds by expeAug them to the air in such a
hot etiolate, especially us we might within a,
minute have torusla out of the house. No
were glad enough; however, to avail ourselves
of their cfiered 'staidness in the matter of
clething,; and when these arrangements were
completed, we went to tire window and looked
The sight was grand and horrible„, The
flames which now rose from the houses on both
sides of the street lit up the tower of thetcon
vent, which had hitherto resisted the shocks
of the earthquake, •with it bright red glow,
and showed us every projection and crevice,
even to the bird sitting in her nest, either kept
there by her maternal instinct or too bewilder-
eel to -fly away: A little below ,this convent,
the road widened several feet beyond what it
was just below , us, and at the bottom it nar
rowed again, and was shut in by a tanner's
yard. This factory or,store was blazing fierce
ly, and Torellis told us that one part of the
building was eyed to store a large quantity of
saltpeter Most of the inhabitants had problt•
lily made their escape : bet there were still
many in the street who might have delayed
their flight to save something from the genet..
al wreck, but were more likely piumleiers who
were tikkiiee advantage of the confusion and
. e ror to help themselves to the property of
ethers., If this were so, they paid dearly for
their crime. A repetition of the shocks, so
violent, that the broad, solid building in which
we wire shook" and tremb'ed, brought down
the convent tower, which cm- - tett the opposite
houses on the two sides of the street into- one
mass, so that s low but flaming barrier cut off
their escape, and shut them in on all sides.- It
was a dreadful sight to see the poor creatures
running to and fro, seeking with frantic ges
tures an outlet, and finding none. Some fell
in the middle of the street, insensible or dead ;
a few leaped among the burning ruins, and
were either consumed or made their escape,
for they returned no more ; but the greater
part'of them huddled together in the broadest
part,of the street, the stronger straggling say
only to force themselves into the center-of
e •
the group. • The intense heat soon reduced
strong and weak to One level,, and for some
Lminutes before trkition ceased altogether we
coulddistingnish nothing but a writhing-mass.
Soon a pale bright flame seemed to be hov
ering over it, like a bird of prey over a dying
camel .in the desert, sinking lower and lower,
till it suddenly seized' upon it and wrapped it
in a shroud of fire. Faint with horror, yet
with something like a feeling of thankfulness
in-my-heart that we had not wandered into
this street in the obscurity, I turned away
frourthe window and' sat down on a couch.—
James said he intended to try and get out of
the town as soon as it was daylight, brit To
relies declared that his confitlence•in the sta-
bility of his- house was so perfect that nothing
would induce him to , abaudon it, but that his
wife and family were free to go with us if they
chose: At the first appearance of •daylight,
we all ascended to the roof of the house to get
tt more perfect view of the extent of the dam
wee that had. been done. The shocks were
still frequent,'lint less violent=, and we Com
forted ourselves with the belie! that the worst
was over.. In. every direction - there were gaps
where a heap of rubbish alone remained to in
dicate the, place whereon a building bad for
merly stood ; and while we were looking,-the
air-at a particular spot would be- tilled-with.
dust,,abovvitig that•unother house-had been ad-,
ded to the list of the fallen. Oar hostbronght!
us some food , and- wine, and had gone down tot
get . seme i Ogarac for ,bimself. and l ben'
proleeekdull :teat. another!.
Shpek - ititt aPpiemehil.":The bduea tretabledi
out lay;.bliedallto of7stimerifiogi.l
steady myself. All at once the vibratory mo-
. •
,iiih - cbaniedlior qua of uaval; the boa .
, J phe • . -
parted la tmi r ,and ;in felP _ourselves . descend:
ing iti. `fie earth with a: .rapidity which took
my t breath aWah itid,l, became fors , the , time iPsPilsWe'' Wkela re c overed .14 F 24 liii
4 . 14 .016 . 1 4 14 iivim if ',ay_ lois bark&
,J.: jipened
alraYelijaa4 l toga h(rP,atJill.i4itre,, 1111.1,A L/ it
1 ,
inr,ne'd out, with liinbs ifibinken c tbongb gre , f. j .
ly, oruised . • ge,was feeling rig i pulseandloO ,
ing aniliousls at mi.faie for signs of reCoier. ,
and hia joy when. I opened my eyes was evi
Imit t ,even tq my enfeebled vision. , After is
moment, ,T thOught‘of Mndame ,TOrelkis, and
her daughters, and asked . him inja faint_ Vole°
if ,I,4ey were Safe.; but be Only, pointed to What
appeared St jheap of torn clothing withont
speaking, and I comprehended ;bit ; they—who
at the - moment when the :division took plane
were standing at the edge of the terrace, look
ing at the still burning rainshad been pre-
Cipitated into the street and killed, .
When I attempted to move, I suffered in
tense pain in my right, leg, which was so 114
less that I felt it must be broken. MI lids-
band examiaed it, and found that it was frac
tured a little [blow the knee, and that any
further walking on my part was quite out"
the question : Ile went away for a minute pr
two, and came hack with some strips of linen
and pieces of rafters, which le smoothed and
eat with his, knife into splints, and set the bone
as well as circumstances would admit of. Af
ter he had dorm this, he searched for and foubd
some of the food which poor Torah's had
brought up,and made me swallow a few mouth
fuls; but I wanted water most, and this he
was unabti;t l to get without going some dis
tance, wherefdre I preferred to . suffer thirst
rather than ; et. hint go out of my sight. Day
light made no difference in the severity>of the
shocks ; but shortly after sunrise they becaine
less frequent, and about noon,seemed to have
ceased altogether, and people begau to app car
again in the streets. . My husband appealed
to several who passed to assist him in remov
ing me to a place of shelter, but they all re-
NAM or pretended not to hear him ; proba
bly they had' lost relatives the preittons night,
and wore toc anxious to discover anything res.
pectiug them to pay attention to the words of
estranger. ! It was
.i impossible, to carry 'me
himself in the condition I was in, on account
-or the pain it ,gave to-Moge, and we were
obliged, thaugh, with great xelnctaime,-to eon-
Opt to a separation while tieirent
the horse-idealer;to get a mule to Carry me, a
,Irghicle of any Lad being useless in such la
chmbered. streets: 'Every, minute seemed: an
Sour while ir s was waiting his return, and yet
taiunte,after minute passed,. add he did not
- make his appearance. 'I knew the distance
was not, great, and making every .allbivi4ce,
rue I thought, for ,the difficulties be might (hive
tp overcome, he ought to have been backlOog
since, when a darkening or the air, adcompa
nied .this time,by a strong selpheirous sgiell, ,
gave notice' that anoihei calamitY was abbot
to burst on the' devoted city. The openings
of the ground were more frequent and' far
more tcrrible to see, new that the daylight il
luminated them and showed their unfatheenti
bL depth. One of these split open so close to
the, ruins on which I was lying; that a portion
rolled in. The sun's rays fell directly into it,
and I shuddered as I gazed into the gulf,
which was deeper than the deepest abyss I
had' ever iinagined myself falling into the wild
est nightraare. I drew back trembling with
horror and fright, and buried my face iromy
arms to shut out the dreadful spectacle: I
prayed for iny:brusband's return, but he came
not., I would have dragged myself along in
the direction in which he had gone, if I had
been able, but I was entirely powerless ; and
to add to the terrors of my 'position, I now
Ltiscovered that a circular stone building (used,
I believe, for the temporary confinement of
prisouers,) trembled with every shock, and,
Cracked as it was in different directions, threat
ened every instant to bury me beneath Its
It will not be easy for anybody to realize I
my feelings as I lay on this heap of rubbish,
watching the quivering blocks of stone and
the powdered mortar which was grated out
from betAeen them, and fell upon me in a
shower of dust. I entreatLd several 'who
passed to come and remove me, if only for a
'few yards, so that I might be out of reach of
the building ; and some were about to help
me, but when they sow the imminence of the
danger, they, like' the lievite of old, turned
away, and passed by on the other side. The
good Samaritan came at last, however, in the
form of a poor woman. 'carrying a baby in
her arms.' In answer to my ' appeal, she laid
her babe ' tenderly on the grouted, lifted me
up, and carried me beyond the reach of this
' last danger ; after which she offered to get
me some water, an offer whichl accepted with
a grateful heart, for the pain I was enduring,
lid the anxiety I had undergone, had parched
my throat to that degree that every breath I
drow caused me the most acute pain, height
ened, puller, by the salpburous exhalations
which now filled the air. She was going to
I carry her babe with her, but I took it from
her as she wee stooping to pick it up, and
told her I would take care of it. Poor little
innocent,.it ;, anted no farther care. It seem
ed asleep, bat it was a sleep from which it
would never wake " again ; probably it had
been suffocated by the pressure,of the crowd
,on the preceeding night. The kind ;tritium;
soon rettirned with some water; and I riaised
it to my lips eagerly, anticipating the most
delicioup sensation; Irma the refreshing cool
nest; it'sent through me the instant it touched
my lips.' 'I found, to my dliappointment, that
contact between it and my throat caused me
so mull - Pain that I could only swallow a few
mouthfuls, and I Was obliged to content my
stlf,Withl the relief 'lt afforded me to hold it
in my mouth.
I questioned the chatiteble creature who
WI ao•Opportrinely come to my assistance as
:to where,she was going,..arid. found„ she had
w axed idea 'beyond getting, into thilppon
country; upon which ,-,1 1 propospatlbat if she
would remain with me till. Myhnaha,_nd I'APTIP
~,,3101 00 41;tolw Imt r iith Ilk • tie accept)
d my ora l and to my great py silo bad not
v .,-,-,...,.,-
±.. .
..‘: , airt
I Vi... 7. .
1 •
long to wait- before -be - refilro44!-WitbAsee
m les which belted found, ) ine ! , atubln.: l 4k, !,14, •
so arbs; the botile 61 wfil,ch Ji e - first ,' , ,e#
b iegteen Shaken - down. He' seated '
on the male"; and though wnbaerstilOgtei
dificulties to contepd sgaimit4-ti tbedormr , of
) nO O 4 4 4,figatikel re.ina.t.fin4 PeCalli9ll4
gays in tilt . , ground[we, gradual)/ aPP*94S4
the outskirts of the toll), *Mot We Ultimate
litsuceeededti passing` threugh, tafil i flthill/
foUnd a place of refuge In B'Bllooora beq
.which an. earthquake: 'might swallotritp„‘ tat
could not shake down, from im being:built, ef.,
;ce i t a few stones beafiedop round the lowed f
p rt, of stakes, wicketivork, aud - dried" sheep.
s insw d it id lt , n tb ot e'
t w erp!
- n o t it oN the aiu
im m nam; till 41 pi " A n i l
160, some month , after the catastrophe, . cabers
w : found that traces of, the b earthquakes still
re I L
sined,'in 'the form of deep chasms, which
geped . iii a way that' forcibly recalled the hclt=
rem we bad seen on that occasion. . "
' ' t ;s;-
a,1261; 4
tJ ~w
:,~: e .., x;'r~
" ? ..4 .;:..J
-+The parrot of a relation of wipe, uSed'air
ways, whenever be drupped,, anything be wan
eating, to say, " Pick up Bobby's crust,!' Oa.
lag doubtless prompted by thb same tcain Of
associations as those which led another Poo
rot, which I know well, invariably: to .itul t ,
Tbatilt yciu," whenever anything is given, to'
him. The following story is not a bad, ,one,
blit all that I can. say with regard to iti an t
thority is, si non e vero, e ben trovato—if it be
not true:, it deserves to be true," for the cake=
or both master and . pupil. Some
: parrot fall
ciers bad meet iu a yenc's time, whets
each was to , show a bird for a pimp, protlcien . =
cy in talking-to tie by common consent
great criterion of merit. Ou the day-sp'pointi•
edoll the rest, each and every one d'uly.briug
i!g his parrot; only one aplieured.ivithout•l4
On beiog asked why heqid. pot Shown ... one acr
cording . to the agreement, he said that hS
tried to train One, bet'that he•was'such u - ste ,
pid bird, he. was quite ashamed to bring: hies.
the others
was held to be inadmissible. 41
the others insisted that, stupid
,pr Wetter, tic,
most be prOduced, prig hit master accotdiorjy .
went off and returned With him. - No 'so6ner
was be introduced than, !poking iiriund,avtho
Jorge assemblage of birds, be uttered; a; loog
whistle and .exclaimed,. " hly. . acionh
wino OA of parrots 11 The'prize.wan
voted to dial acc(amatiOn.--Serdii
Notes in Natural history:
• )
A'BeAtrer oF BonNEO.--1111r.) Spencer
John thus describes the:Datlghier of ode o,f:the
Dates of Borneo..:
" She was_the loveliest.girLin Borneo.
have never Itemle native surpase liar in figure,
or equal her gentle, expressive - countenance.
She!aripearaiPbut sitteen years of age; did as
she:stoodHaear, leaning against ,the - cloor-post
ju the most, graceful attitude, we bad a.per
lect vier or all her perfections. Her.. dress
was short indeed, consisting of nothing but
short petticoat, reaching from her waist to
little above her knees. Her skin was. of that
clear brown which is almost the perfection of
color in a sunny clime ; and, as she was just
returning from bathing, her hair, I:tabooed,
la in Omit luxuriance over her shoulders.-1.
Her eyes were black, not flashing, but ratline
contemplative, and her features'were regular
I —even her nose was straight. So intent was
I she in watching our movements, and wonder.
inn at, our novel mode of eating with spoon
and knives and forks, that Abe unconsciously
remained in her graceful attitude for some
time ; bat suddenly recollecting that she wee
not appearing to the best advantage in her
light costume, she moved away slowly to bee
room, and presently came forth dressed les
silk jacket and new petticoat, with bead tieeli ,
laces and gold ornaments. In our eyes.sha
did not look so interesting as before."
A WISE REButtE.—The following ariecdo44
is related of the late excellent Joseph trobti
Gurney; of Earlham, by one of his familyrcit
cle *-4
" One night, I remember it well, I Iteeetved
a severe lesson on the sin of evil speaking:,
Severe I thought it then, and my heart- rose
in childish anger against him whoyave it, but
I bad not lived long enough in this-world tCO
know how much mischief a child's thoughtless
ttilk may do, and how often it happens that
talkers ran off the straight line of troth. S.
did not stand very high in my esteem ; and.
was about to speak farther of her failings of
temper. In a few moments my eye caught
such a look of calm and steady displeasuro . ,_
that 1 stopped short. There Was OA misttaingi.
the meaning of that -dark speaLing q. It
brought the color to my face,, and. ontoksiork,
and shame to my heart. I was silent for th
few moments, when Joseph liturnay ask?
ed very gravely .
" ' Dost thou know 'any:thing gAmd,thrb3ll-a,
of her 2" •• ' 1.9
• " I did not answer, and the question, wen
more seriously asked ;
" ' Think, is Likereo nothig good thou must
tell us of ter f"
• "Oh see; I knout some good things, bot.i..
" Would it not bare been better, to :elite
ttose good things than. to bare•told as tkatr
which would lower her is our esteem P. Elineo - ,
there is good to relate, would it not be kinder .
to be silent out the evil t For charity rejoleetk
not at iniquity."
ter An eminent physician has -discovered
that the nightmare, in nine cases out of Um,
is produced by owing a bill far a WI wepapet.
JAY*" How is the market, neighbor r
" Very quiet" " Anything done is ekeesera
" Not a Iniie"
Itek., Speaking of cheap
a trifle to get a wife; but doesn't the
times torn - out a Mae dear ?
son Indcatotisikittestai whictkilovirelow.
ly on, btli x tetliaget:oo; the ;ifeip(kiiltion
every virtue.
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