--The Syracuse Standard, of the 12th inst., says:
"A very sensible shock of an earthquake was felt in this city and other parts of the county last evening about nine o'clock. The weather yesterday very suddenly became quite cold and chilly, and the extraordinary change from the intense heat of the previous days occasioned considerable remark, but whether the change in the weather occasioned the earthquake we cannot say. The shock was about Your seconds in duration, and was so severe as to cause dwelling- houses to rock, and in some cases furniture was removed and persons sitting in chairs were waved to and fro, and many persons supposed some of the fixtures of their dwellings had fallen upon the floors.
No lightning or thunder was seen or heard, and the air was comparatively calm, although gusts of wind occasionally blew with considerable violence.
A gentleman from the north part of the town of Salina
informs us the shock was sensibly felt in that section, and farmers ran out of doors, supposing that their barns or out-houses had fallen."