Telegraph and Texas Register (San Felipe de Austin [i.e. San Felipe], Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 4, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 31, 1835 Page: 1 of 8
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PUBLISHED EVEFY SATURDAY, BY ,
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sertion. 'Longer advertisements in the same proportion.
NEW YANKEE DOODLE.
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St Ana did a notion take, thatthe njustrule the land, sir:
ihe church, and heiforthwith agree to publish the corn-
In Mexico none shall be free man!, ir,
li ' The people are .too blind to see;
"" They cannot share the hb'erry '
r! , tOfYankee,DoodleDandy1" ' '
Ye "Mexicans'henceforth beware, my central plan atfcnd to,
'My shbulders wilL the hurden bear, no "Yankee sliill.ot-iC-,
' Tn Mexico, c. feud you.
Of soldiers now he stands in need, but soldiers must Tie
paidj.sir; " v
He'then dictates a law with. speed, to seize the Yinkee
. In Mexico, &c. , tradi, sir.
lObedient'tVUielrtyrant'swill, his myrmidons compl,sir:
'JElie Texians see along-their coast, some Tcssels capjurcd
v ("In .Mexico, Lc. ( ... , nighsir.
To Vera Cruz diey send each prize, each unresistingman,
sir; ' i t '
Remonstrance, too, is foundiunwise, it makes the fie less
i la Mexico, &c. blaid, sir.
The pirate Thompson's next assay, brave Hurd 10 culture.
too, sir, t t
Resulted quite another way: such robbing wdlnotjo, sir.
. The Texian3 bay they wont recen e the central plaiat all
sir, ' , '
And nobly go to meet the foe, with powder and wiii ball.
In Mexico, &c. i sir,
Huzza ' for Texas volunteers, we arc, the boys so jandy,
,TYe'lL teach theMexicansto fearour Yankee DoodL Dan-
Yankee Doodle let us hear, , dy.
Yankrc Doodle Dandy;
We'll teach the Mexicans to fear '
Our Yankee Doodle Dandy. i
THE BURNING OT A THEATRL
, The following interesting account o the
destruction of a theatre at Rome by fire,
is extracted from a work called " Saldhiel
a story of the past, the present, anj the
" Rome was an ocean of flame. Hjight
and depth were covered with red sulges,
which rolled before the blast, like an nd-
le'ssftide.t The billows bursf'up.the sides of
the hillsj which theyvturned into, instant vol-
canpesrexploding,volumes of smoke and tire;
then plunged into, the depths in, a hundred
cataracts, then climbed and consumed again.
The distant sound of the 'city in fief convul-
sion went to the soul.' The' air was filled
with the stdady roar of the advancing flame,
the crash of falling houses, and'th&'hifteous
outcry, of the , myriads flying through the
streets, or surrounded, by arid perishing in
the, conflagration. All was clamor, violent
struggle, and helpless death. . Men and
women of the highet rank were on foot,
trampled by; the rabble, that had then lost
all respect of conditions. One dense mass
of miserable life, irresistible from its weight,
crushed by the -narrow streets, and scorched
by the flames over their heads' rolled through
the gates, like an endless stream of black
lava. i , ' i
, The fire had originally broken out upon
the Palatine, and the hot smdke that wrap-
ped and half blinded us," hung as thick as
night upon the wrecks of jmyilions arid pa-
laces ; but the dexterity and knowledge of
rriy inexplicable guide carried us on. It
was in vain that I insisted upon knowing
the purpose of his terrible traverse. He
pressed his hand ojihis heart, in re-assurar&.-i
ut, uis iiuency, anu' sxm spurred on. we
now passed, under the shade of an immense
range of lofty buildings, whose gloomy and
solid strength seemed to bid defiance to
change a d time. A sudden yell appalled
me. A ring of fire swept round its' summit ;
burning cordage, .-sheets of canvass, and a
shower of 'all things combustible flew into
tbe air, above our heads. An uproar fol-
lowed, unlike all that I had ever heard, a
hideous mixture of howls, shrieks, and
groans. The flames rolled down the nar-
row sstreet before us, and made the passage
next to impossible. While we hesitated,
a huge fragment of the building heaved, as
if in an earthquake, and,' fortunately for us,
fell inwards. The whole scene of terror
was then open. The great amphitheatre
of Statilius Taurus .had caught fire : the
stage, with its inflamable furniture, was in-
tensely blazing below. The flames were
wheeling up, circle above circle, through the
seventy thousand seats that rose from the
ground to the roof. I stood in unspeakable
awe and wonder, on the side of this colos-
sal cavern, this mighty temple of the city
ot nre. At length, a descending blast
cleared away the smoke that covered the
arena. The cause of those horrid cries
was now visible. The wild beasts kept for
the games had broken from their dens.
Maddened by the affright and pain, lions,
tigers, panthers, wolves, whole herds of
the monsters of India and Africa, were in-
closed with an impassable barrier of fire.
They bounded, they fought, they screamed,
hey tore; they ran howling round and
round the circle; they made desperate
ipa upiiaiu, miuugu me uiuze , liicy 'were
flung back, and "fell only to fasten their
fangs in each other ; and, with their par-
ching jaws bathed in blood, die raging.- 'I
looked anxiously to see whether any human
being was involved in this" fearful catastro-
phe ; to my great relief, I could see none.
The keepers and attendants had obviously
escaped.' As" I expressed my gladness, 'I
was started liy a loud cry from iriy guide,
the first sound that I had heard him utter. -He
pointed to the opposite side of the am-
phitheatreT There indeed sat an object of
melancholy interest;, a man who had either
been unable to escape, or had determined
to die. Escape was now impossible. He
sat, in desperate calmness, on his funeral
pile He was a gigantic Ethiopian slave,
entirely naked. He had chosen his place,
as if in mockery, on the imperial throne ; m
the fire was above him and around him ; and
under this tremendous canopy, he gazed,
without the movement of a muscle, on the
combat of the wild beasts below; a solitary
sovereign, with the whole tremendous game
played for himself, and inaccessible to the
power of man." v
REMARKS ON TEXAS.
Those parts of Mexico known by the
names of Coahuila and Texas, form one.
state in the Mexican confederacy, of which
Texas is the easternmost and largest divi-
sion. To the people of the United States,
Texas is peculiarly interesting from its im-
mediate contiguity, and from the circum-
stance of Anglo-Americans forming the
principal portion of its rapidly increasing
population. A soil of great fertility, and a
geographical position highly favorable to
commercial intercourse with the United
States, and the rest of the world, ai;e ad-
vantages which doubtless will, at no distant
period, render it an opulent and powerful
state. A sea coast of 350 miles in length
affords, by means of its numerous rivers,
communication at a number of points with
the gulf of Mexico, which, with the pror"
bable employment of 'steam navigation on
those streams susceptible of it, will speedily
enhance the value of the soil and its rich
productions. The face of the country is
generally level, and a great portion of it
consists of immense prairies, the soil of
which is a deep black mould, mixed with
sand. The bottom lands, on many rivers,
are of a rich red texture, of great depth, ,
and well timbered with cotton wood, wal-
nut, cedar, &c. Most of the productions
of tropical climates grow here in great per-
fection; and the cotton is equal to the finest
produced in the United States. The other
products are sugar, tobacco, rice, indigo,
from Mitchells new imp of Texis, published' in
j Philadelphia, 1335.
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Baker & Bordens. Telegraph and Texas Register (San Felipe de Austin [i.e. San Felipe], Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 4, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 31, 1835, newspaper, October 31, 1835; San Felipe de Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth47881/m1/1/: accessed June 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.