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ahapetoes, kOackeaed ooreeee, waoss poaturee de"-tha aoapeakaUe aajoay of their dyiac suffertnga, are yiid ' oa the floor ; asd the crowd of moaning, anxious frientU and ' reiaUre, aeekia ; ' llt lost ocea, borer about the corpse, vainly endearortag to reeegalse aoaoe scrap of familiar gaaaeat,or some physteal peculiarity, j ' ' The enUre city is ahrouded in atdness. Not the leaet noticeable portion of this calamity is the oeprl-Tatiou of employ bmw t to aaarly a thouaaad employer. Craoai ni aarexTxa sea tmm aaaootaraa raasa. Lawaaaea, Maaa., Wednesday, Jan. It. I The reuiberton Mill waa five atoriea high, 280 'fcet long by TO wide, with a wiag on the west side 45 feet square, ahaped like the letter I It ran 2,700 tptndlea ; 080 opera tires were employed. ; A portioa of the operatives bad left for supper previous to the falling of the building about six hundred remaining. j A large proportion of the killed are young girls, many of them being the main support of their parent. j PROCLAMATION OP THE MAYOR, : The Mayor has Issaed the following notice : Lawuvci, Dee. 1 1. Terrible aa our calamity is. I think it is much cver-aslimated ia the number killed.! At near ak I hare been able to aacertaia this morning, I find the dead and mUsing,Twhich is equivalent to dead,) 113, and 105 wounded. Some of the wounded will die, bat very much the larger number will sai-Tlre. (Signed ! D. SAU M DER.8, Jr., Mayor. ! THE INTELLIGENCE AT B03TON. j BeeroaT. Wedaeaday P. M. The terrible catastrophe at Lawrence has spread a gloom over the city. It is the principal subject of conversation. j Hon. Davi Saaaa presided over a meeting of twenty gentlemen this afternoon, who subscribed 9)2,000 for the relief of tha sufferers, aad appointed a Committee to solicit further contributions. The several trains to Lawrence have been crowded during the day with paaaeugers, either Interested in friends there to render assistance, or from morbid curiosity. A strong force of reporters for the Press are on the ground, and the accounts received are voluminous, but really afford little to add to the many facts already given. ' STATEMENT OF ONE OF THE OPERATIVES. Jons Waj, one of the operatives In the carditig-roorn. ia the second story, was miraculously saved, with his wife, who worked near him, in the same roouu He describes his escape as follows i 4 1 waa la the cardlng-room with the second overseer, lighting up. It waa five or tea minutes before 5 O'clock, and we had got but few burners lighted, w hen suddenly I heard a noise ; it sounded like a loud thundering crash over my head, and looking up, I saw the suafting coming down upon us all over the room. I could not account for it, and was therefore terrified. I stood nailed to the spot, and did not seem to have power to move, although I knew the building waa coming down upon me. Then I heard the overseer shout, and I tried to jump out of the rubbish, but something struck me and I was thrown senseless. I did not remain so long, but hen I came to I found myself buried in the rubbish, and did not expect to get out alive. I waa all covered over with blood from wounds on my face. I finally crawled up and got to the top, and found a lot of ruins hanging ov or me, which came near ceding my hfe, but I succeeded in getting out. I passed by a dead gtrl on my way, end two other mangled bodies before I got out. When I waa first knocked down I fell beneath a large gTindiiig-stone, which waa strong enough to uphold the weight above, and this sated my life. When I fell under the stone I saw the w alls over me all falling, and the floor giving way all around me." " j FACTS AND INCIDENTS. Mr. Wabd found his wife at the City Hall, where the had been conveyed after being extricated. Neither were much Injured. The following is one among many of the. numerous heart-rending incidents deacribed : M asm a kit IlAMiitoa, aged 14 yearni This was her first day's work in the Pemberton Mills. She commenced work ia the spooling-room. A devoted mother attended her, and when asked what injuries her daughter had received, " Her arm is broken and her head is broken, and oh ! my God, aad here the poor woman burst into a flood of tears, my poor darling is all broken." The unfortunate girl died to day. The name of her mother is Mrs. Mabt Asjc Baiiiltoh. The daughter was trie main support ot the mother and four younger children. Mrs. II axil tow has lived iruLawience since August last. Miss Our a Midoss. of Calais, Me., who worked In the fifth story, seized the hoisting-chain ot the ele vator and went sateiy aown nve siones to uie ground, and escaped from the building without injury. Through the whole night she was at the City Hall, passing like angel of mercy among tne eoncnes of the sufferers, anticipating every want, relieving pain as far as she was able to do so, and breathing words of consolation and comfort to the wounded and dying. Before the builciDg caught nre, a numoer oi loose Imprisoned beneath its ruins could be seen and con versed with, and drinks and relretmmeats in some instances were passed to them. When the fire spread over the ruin and they found escape hopeless, they bid adieu to their friends, and In several Instances gave directions as to what disposition should be made of their effects. In one part of the building a hole was battered through the wall, and through it could be seen three young women wno saxi mey were hoi mi n mjureu. One of them thrust her arm through the small aper ture thathad been made, and begged to be dravn through It, but before the aperture could be made large enough foi the purpose, the flames drove away tba men aa the ouialde, and the prisoners perished. A Jurv of Inquest has been summoned, who, af ter view ing the bodies of several of the dead, adjourned till tomorrow at A. M. The jury is as follows : Dr. W. D. Lamb, Coroner ; W. II. P. Wright, ore-man i 'a-ion H. Dana, Edward Page, Leonard Stodd. Leonard F. Cressey and !. I . Simmons. The lollowtug is the insurance on the Pemberton Mills: Boston Manufacturer' Mutual Office. . American.... National....... Bcylston .'. Neptune Preecolt Elliot - C4ty Metropolitan, of New-York. lIome...j ' North American Humboldt Fulton Peoples' New-York Fire and Marine Insurance Co. Continental, of Providence Rhode Island Mutual Firemen's Manufacturers Mutual Washington, oi Providence Commercial Merchant' - American - tiarpee $40,000 , 20.00(1 . 20,000 . 15,000 . 15.0(H) . 10,000 . 10.000 . 10.000 . 10,000 . 14,000 . 10, mm . 10,000 . lo.froo . 10.000 . 10,01)0 . . 17,5(K . I7te . 17,500 . 15,000 15.000 . 15,0C0 . 15,000 . 10,000 . 15,000 . 12,500 . 10,000 . 15,000 -ead todiea tiara beea removed tsUte dltjrHalt, or teen cetiveced to recognizing (Heads. w""- v 1 w tTt foOowtag ts ft : . ctm .t t'' . -T "? Urer wetnrotai I Klitka Svaa ' Jeremiah bwiUvaa. WiiUMI Child. - Catbetma Vaae, Jaa lart, i Catherine IhAiUL. Robert Hayes, N. D. Robtnaoa. ! Ila&aaa Hayea, -Henry Hailer. feafauei Mama. Ira Matter. Robert Searey. Utoaaaa H. Water n. Patrick 0Douaell. Richard 9umaey. Augusta Simpson, naoiy injured. H artford.'of liarifordi Conn . : Royal, of ixmdoa - Springfield Fire and Marine, of Springfield. Mechanics' Mutual of Worcester Total.. 4I5,000 , The insurance, it ia said, was against fire only., Lawsxscb, Jan. 11F. M. IX we couM forget the occasion of our irowdei streets we should at once conclude that some great occasion for a holiday had arisen, but the air of sadness and almost despair so visibly depicted on the countenances of our citizens, and especially those who hare bean personally beraved, keeps the dark reality constantly before our minds. Every train from every directlea comes la laden to its utmost Capacity with living freight, and when we consider that not leas than one hundred aad fifty, long passenger cars have run la here to-day. 8ome realising Idea may be arrived at In regard to the number of our visitors. Bat the railroads did not alone contribute to swell our numbers, for every kind ' of I vehicle was brought Into use. In .many of the surrounding towns and cities not another horse waa to be hired. The . morning and afternoon were busily used In removing tha rubbish, altar being sufficiently cooled, in order, If possible, to get the bodies knowa to be. still under the ruins, j Quite a number were got out, and, strange aa it may appear two persona ware taken out alive. - !' " Early la the morning a squad of canvassers: was organized, and the whole city laid out Into email districts, and a nrettv thorough canvass was ; entered Into, the men point from house to., house, thereby. ascertaining in - every v family - where persons were either wounded, mlsstag ' or safe. ! The dimming r up ahows that 1U persons are ffliatdnir. . Tliie embraces all those known to hare been killed, and those of which no tidings have been ob tained. II is admitted ay those who nava gone wo the taveetlxatioa. that S3 Dersoas are yet Immolated latter bite and mortar. One hundred fjjd, thirty Patrick Riley. . f Rosaaaah Lyacft. Y7 rmatr. - i nuea mcn.ebaa, Kllea Murphy, Kate ClMen, ; Ryaa McLean, ": Kllea Kaae. Bridget Simpaoa, Thomas Moroa. j PruCeace Spreod, face jured. MraKenney. Mrs. Doyle. H. lilcker. Mrs. McGovera. Fplne Owea Braaaoa. John Wetca, (a boy in- Abby Pottle, contusion of EUea Carty hitx. J. 11. JewetL Mary Callahan, Margaret Hsydcn. Cathcrlae Carr ag an , Jeaae Leach, James Kenaey, M ichael MeOormick. Ellen Mahoney, thigh bad ly fracturco. Daly. Mary 81a via. Luney (since dead- Jewett, contusion. Uynton, scalp wound. Mary Hurley, five scalp wounds, but doing well. Ira B. Locke, burned. Mary Kennedy, Marv York. Elizabeth Wared, hip dis- Margaret Hamilton, located. tienry ivull, Elizabeth Burn, arm frac- Ellen Hannoa, tared. Sarah Doris. V, B..LL. T.M . . . tlWltT fBBllllin, Kate'Kearney, Bridget Bradley, Thomas Cora, John Ward. Mary A. Coleman, Damon F. Ham, Celia Stevens, Eliza Orr, (since dead,) Hannah Heanneaey, frac ture of femor; Tin following is the list of the DXAD AKO MI83IJ.0 John McDonnellt Mary McDonnell, John Dearborn, Bridget Ryan, Margaret Sullivan. . Morris Palmer, overseer, Elien Colbert, Ellen Roach, Hannah Shay. Mrs. Job Jewett, Iennis Leonard, Margaret Hamilton, Hannah Mullinax, Joanna Cronan, Martha Hughes, Ann Manning, Wm. Keith, Fatrick Cailaghaa. Mary Mc(.ua, Ellen Mahoney, set era flesh wounds. Marearet Maaoaey, Cataarine Sanders, Rosa Kenney, fracture of elbow. Mary Ann Hickey,cavicle fractured. EUea llickey; wrist dis located. Bridget Lourhley, Margaret Foley, Bernard Hallfield, Bridget Sullivan, Catharine Cailaghaa, Annie Shay, Eliza Orr. Michael O'Brien, Peter Callahan, Margaret Fosley, Richard Midgly, Hannah McKee, M ichhel Sweeney, Margaret FaUard, Julia Roberts, Amen Naah, Matthew C. Ryan, Bridget Ronder, Cora Hicky, Jeremiah O'Lerin, John McNabb, Mai tin Hugties, John HugUes, Garret Sweeney, Catherine Connors, Kate Maroney, Mary Smith, Bridget Lougherty. Augusta Agh worth, Katy Hickey, EUen A. Ham, Lie ale Town, Alice Cutting, L. F. Brou irh. Elizabeth KembaU, Patrick Connor, Ellen Connor, Wm. Crane, John H. Alien. Lorinda Giiuon, John Hoe, Catherine Cormers, llriocct Riley, Kitty Clark. Alice Murphy, William Metcalf, Thomas Nicel, Samuel Roiff. Ellen Ilickett. Dora Ryan, A. P. Martin. Mary Jewett, Sampson, Abby PotUe, Harry York, Margaret Fearlafs, Wm. Jordan, Margaret Coleman, Mary Ryan, Mary Griffin, Bridget Rubin, Ira G. Locke, Bridget Kelly, Mr. Packaid. Martin Hae Previous to the fire, two sifters were together, and comparatively unhurt. They would have been rescued. Hearing the roar of the flames, they exclaimed, " Oh, God ! we have got to die ! Another woman shrieked out piteously tha1. the fire was burning her hair, but the flames soon after si lenced her cries. It has already been stated that one man cut his throat lest he should be burned alive. Mr. BaaaoH told hi friends, who were digging for htm, that he should resort to the same means to escape the tortures of the fire. He was persuaded to desist, and fortunately was rescued. The awful death which some died by the fire was fearfully attested by their baked and blackened forms when taken out, not In anything like those of human beings. THE BUILDING AND ITS ARCHITECT. The Pemberton Mill was erected seven years ago, by a corporation which bore the title of the " Pemberton Mill Company." Its original cost was about esoo,noo. After the panic of 1M7 it passed into the hands of Messrs. Davis Nsvixs and Cioacs Hows, wno purchased it for the sum of $300,000, and have since conducted its operations. The lo&s, which, iu-clutling the building and Its costiy machinery, will probably exceed half a million of dollars, falls upon these gentlemen. It Is understood there was no Insurance on the property. The " Pembeiton " was one of the newest mills in the city of LawTence, and but one other, the " Pacific," exceeded it in size. To say that it was constructed upon approved principles, or that the design of the original proprietors was base d upon a liberal estimate, would be to utter a manifest absurdity, in view of the terrible calamity of Tuesday. The simple trulb of the matter is, that the mill has been regarded as exceedingly unsafe, from the day it was built. Competent architects and mechanics In Lawrence, familiar with the construction of mills during long, f cries of years, have repeatedly expressed the opinion that the ' Pemberton " was the worst among all the great manufacturing establisbmants which sprang so rapidly into existence in that flourishing city. That th ee forebodings of danger were but too well founded, we have now most melancholy proof. The architect employed by the old Pemberton Mill Company to superintend the construction of the building was one Capt. Bigxlovt, formerly a resident of LawTence, but now Superintendent of the Government works at New-Bedford. Capt. Big slow is a brother of one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, a son-in-law of Ex-Gov. Barnes, and rartlv. perhaps, in conequence of his social position, as well as from his reputed skill In engineering w as retarded as a competent person to be en caged in the direction of the first important works In T.a XTeVlOUaiy to UUO cuuiuumuu vi " Pemberton hillh be had been emp'oyed to build a - 11 S " L. TllnMa kll granite dant across " aiemmac w.h, met with a mishap onNhal ccasion. His dam proved to be about a foot too high. : ae nij vorpunuuu expended some thousands of dollars U rectifying the blunder. The Captain's next public appearance was in the capacity of architect of the Femberton Will, The work proceeded until the outer wails had been nearly finished. II was then discovered that the building was insecure. The walls had been honey combed with windows, unsupported by an adequate thickness of wall, uutll the imminent peril of the whole structure became so manifest thiit the work was instantly suspended. It was determined to brace the bulging walls with plates of Iron, and several thousands of these mechanical appliances were accordingly introduced, at plnts which appeared the - most perilous. The mill was , then completed. An Immense weigU of machinery was put upon each ' floor of the building. , Some seven hundred looms were run a year since, and others had been recently added; the ag gregate burden being greater tian common prudence or a decent regard for the safety of a thousand ope ra- tlves would have warranted. The " Pacific," a larger m'll, bears a correspondingly greater weight, but suf fered no mishaps In Its early stages lute that wmcn occasioned a temporary suspension of the work upon the ' Pemberton.1 The apprehensions or disaster, freely expressed by the people of Lawrence when the fallen building was constructed, led to severe refiec tlons upon the Company, not leas than upon the architect.: It is highly probable that that community will demand and obtain a thorough instigation of the case, with view of fixing tha responsibility of this catastrophe upon the party or parties to whora it legitimately belongs. Ak IxciDnn or thz Ptxitt or Elkctioss. In Vermont a case is on trial of Jtmtm KiehU vs. John Mudgur According to the reports of the case, the defendant owed plaintiff about 15. The auditor reports that in the Fall of 1834 plaintiff aspired to tne honor of representing the town of West ford tn the State Legislature, and Intimated to defendant that if ha would use his Influence in procuring his election, be need not trouble- himself about the account, gave him ten dollars to use "to fhe test advantage," and particularly indicated; one man who jras friendly to his election, but refused to attend tha polls unless be wmiA m Aamr air. Menu wu elected. - The latter, however insists on his right to recover, atia the defendant refers to the court e-iee? wr.-t sTifficient discharge of the plaintlfl clam. Xlwvur. . ' "'- n '. J.-: Bmall Pox at St. John, i K". LV W Jtave received St. John N. B. papers of the ath InsU by w hich ve learn that tha email pox is raging there io some extent. The Aewe says there are twenty-two cases in the Old Poor-house Building, so called, opposite the old burial-ground, among men, svomen aad children, all of whom are ia tire most wretched state of poverty and suffering, ani completely cut off from the rest of the world. Unless aid be Immediately afforded, many of these unfortunates must penJh for want ef the common necessaries of life aad fuel to keep them waxaa... The people of tit. John are fUr-ling themselves to tvjard Jheao lctod people re4efc

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  2. 12 Jan 1860, Thu,
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