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' JcBar aad 117 cents W tot paid it nx nnr tbi
flail, Fancy, Ornamental, (la eolvre vr not,)
umU4 with neatness and de.p atcl, at this office
VAN BUREN COUNTY OFFICERS.
5. U. BLACKMAN
'lister, f DWi, Attorney at Law. and Nou
uuih, win aifiru vo me nn.iiuo5t ol i.onvey
awior, draMn? arrtxjruwnta. am.lieatirjn rfr
orooftir leada, will, Ac tbe purchase aad sale !
f real estate, payment of tax., summation of ;
titles and the rimiproraiainjj of connictin titlea, i
afco. Ofileo la the Uourt lioufw. g jy j
a. n: wash, !
I Trobate, and Netary Public, Van fl-re n
Co. Conveyancing and other buiintM pertain
ing t laid oac a promptly attended to. ill
a!a attend to the Purchase end aale of Real
EaiaU, Kiamminp Title, paying Taxes, pro
eanaj Bounty Land Warrants, etc. Uilice in
the Conrt House. 2d door on the rijht. 94.
Attorney, 8elicItor and Counselor at Law. Fros
ttliof Attorney, and Circuit Court Commissioner
for the County of Van Buren, Bounty Land and
Pension Agent. Contracts drawn, and ccllct
itts; prvnptly attended to.
OtSee in the Court House. MO-tf.
Taw Taw, .... Michigan.
J. AY. lUDLOX,
4Viot Tretirr,Van Buren County, Notary Pub
lic Ac, will atteod to tla purchase and sale ol
ltel Estate, oxaruiuingtitlcH, payit,p Taxca. nr
toriBf Bounty Land Warrants, Ac. Office in
tke Cmt House. 4-1.
T. R. HAItltlNON,
laln, Paney, Jeb, News aud Ornamental Printer
Handbill, Poaiera, Card?, Ball Ticket, Ac. spee
dily aud quickly executed with uefttn and dii-
moicra worth Kn.fBR Urncr north id ot
main atret, paw Paw.
H. C. (j KIM KM A CO.,
talcra In Groceria and ProriMona, Fib, Fruit
Wta, faints, Oili, Yankuo Notiona, oo.!on,
Willow aad 8ton Ware, Contociionery, Cigars,
Drnje and Medicine, Beoks and Stationery,
Pre Lienor for Medicinal and Mechauical pur
poses etc., etc. Hv
. ('. Irivki, 10 A. .Mov.
HLLLICK A FOOT;, '
'Dealers in Dry Gceds, tlrocerle. Heady Made Clo- J
thing, Beet-s aud HhiKS, Hats and Caps. GooJj '
ld at tbe lowest figures, all kir.Ua cf produce!
inexenange. More a 1 the old tand of
K. Smith 1 Co. Flcase g;ra them a call.
Taw Taw, t.'" Mirb.
lih NRY Ll'ClfS
lUai-jfMtDrcr of and dear in Wiuvr r.,tt3go and
t chairs. Turning, repairing, A'c. vx"
c ;te I , rhort notice. r-tre Jimc for sa'o ui.d
, i. ri;iiUr on baud. thop nppoiUtb Metbo
Km Cbarcb, in the nw cabinet ebop.
I'axs l'.JyX), 155?. rfc0Jy
at Tin: city rTrTT:l
aj ;iV tbw !Vicri llua.'f, iu I'w l'nv, iuht le
S'Hiid .iri n.sor! m ot ol Bti ,s .t oliol.s, laan
l,MreU t -' Jit taa trade a;iu warranted to nuit.
Also, a cb'jicte ele.tioti of Fxmilt Grockriks for
tale cbeip by T. A. G RANG Lit,
5?J. A.J. SORTORK.
l: Ci. Rt'TLKR A CO.,
V"bfle?i!e ad Retail d'-nlcrs iu Auerican, F,ust
Ush nd German Hardrsro; also, Iron, Nail
uid Olt!; Cocking:, I'arlor and Box Stoves,
Tin, Coj p r and Sbet Iron Ware. Those wifb
ing te trade will pleasa arive us a call before pur
ekain elsewhere. 160. Paw Paw, Mich.
O. I GORTON,
Ve'r in Ooekery, Glas and Chin a-ware, Barer
B.inglags, Window Shades aud Curtains, ( ut
hry. Jewelry, Yankee Noliens, rjtotio and Fait
ero, Ware, Ac, Not lb id cf Main sU first
deor west of B. G. Butler t Ccs., Hardware
0. M. ODKLL, M 1).
Uoaaopatbie Fhvkician, Hargcon dcu:e, and
Obstetrician. Ilemiyat all tim' be found at
bis Ueiidiiice on tbe corner ef Nilee 6c Paw
rwat.directly couth ef Cfcas.HellickV
M. T. ALLEN,
Matafacturer and dealer in all kinds of Cabiuet
Ware, Upholstery, and Trimming dono to order.
Ready-Made roffins costantly on band. Ware
Roomn south side of Main street, at tbe sign of
the "New Cabinet Kbop." 171-ly.
Taw Paw, Michigan.
A. BAN Q 8 if CO,
roprUtr Paw Paw Livery fcitible. Horse and
Carriafrea at all time to lot. Paascnre.rs con
veyed to any part of the country with despatch,
liable in rear of Exchange Hotil. Term mo.
RLNJ AM IN HIMMONfS
3cck and Watch maki-r, and Joweler. NTuttaTvaa,
Michigan. Repairing dene In tbe best manner
and on reasonable terms. 150-Jv.
Jsalerln Dry Oooda.Qroceriea Hardware, Ready
iade Clothing, BooU and bhoea, UaU aad Cape,
&4. Store, south tido Main atreet. 4-ly
DIW. ANDREWS A WOODMAN
Hare formed a co-partnenbip for tbe practice
medlciae and aurgery. All callj promptly
teoded to day or night. 10
A. T. METCALF,
late of tbe Una ef White I Metcalf, Utica, N. Y-)
forgical and Meckanical Dentist. AU oper
tiosa performed in the best manner, aad with
new and improved instrument. Office ovtr J
M. Hubbard's Music Store, corner of Main and
Burdiek streets, Kalamazoo. 21tf.
bEYMOUR 1 Co., are. prepared to fill all ordoT
rr Crackers. Cooklrs Cakes, ltJcs tr-d
ad kinda of Dread febcp directly opmosite
Fish'a Flour ttore, Main fctietit, k'aJametW
Dn, 8AXTON A DEWEY,
av foriiad a co-partnership for the practice o
Medicine and Surgery in all its departments.
All caili promptly attended to, day or night
A good assortment of choioe medicines are kept
constantly for sale. 158-Iy.
Breedsvllle, .... Mich.
8UXHON8 it. DARLING,
Dealer la Bash, Blinds and Doors, and aii kind a
Cabinet Ware, X the Bt-eam Saw Mill.
Lawiow. 147-tf. Mkb.
DURK.EE dc ROWilV,
Atiery and ConnHlon af Law, aad Ecliciton
la Cbanotfy. Oflca en Mtin Ctrwt, aear tbe
Ceort Rouse, T Paw, ?! ua:an.
L. Dcncxt, n;. ?l i. B?tf.
VOL. IV. NO. 35.
LAWTON BUSINESS CARDS.
G. P. NMITII Ac RRO.,
Dealer in Groceries and l'rovliiona, Fish Fruits,
Confectionary, Cigars, Faints, OiU, lllaaa. Dye
Stuffs, Yankee Notion., I,r-fumery, Irug.f and
Mediciuee, Wooden and Willow ware, Pure Liq
uora for Mediciuial and Mechanical juriue,
Books aud Stationery, etc., etc.,
,! T M,Tn' I 153-lv.
I'. 1.. Sunn, j
MON I'JILNTAl M Alt lli.K,
Of the best quality, latest and of iuperi,r
finish, manufactured to order at the ahortest no
tice, and the lowest poible price at my shop.
157-Oin. W. J. McKINNKY.
Law ton, - - Mich.
MaQufa' tnrer aud iValer in all kinds of Cabinet
Ware, ronaiating of IJureauJ, Redtend Tn
blow, Loungea, Ntands etcM Coffins
toede to order. Oire bia z. caM. 183-1.
HOTEL C'-AIJOS. I
Corner Deatbon aud Randolph Streets,
11 1 HN KM, A aOODIUCII,
CltA. II. B1SSKLJ.
wx. j.. uooDiurn.
STANTON &, TIFFANY
OITOSITB U. O. F. R. 1TP0T,
gkneual ai'Acii: orncK.
0. B. DIBBLE SON, PROPRIETORS.
Comer of Jifcrson Avenue ar.i Randolph St.
J. W. HOLMEfe', .
JsL - AUST
Cori irr of Main aud Knlnmaoo Street,
VA W 2. ill; MIC II.
IIOW TO MAKK A CilBL IRRF.SI8TIBLY
Hamusomc. In Cincinnati, the other day
a wonmi named Mdainc IJtrtha Vau
Gicfychinn, was arretted lor false preten
ce.''. The complaiaant was a domestic
named Uarbara Hammond. It appears
that Ma lame advertised for sale, at 52, a
recipe, which if followed up, would make
the homlie8t the handaomeat." Tho rec
ipe nius as follows :
"TaVc half a pill of hyena'a blood, the
yolks of two ostrich eggs, an ounce of gold
dust, aud a pearl as big as your thumb
nail ; dissolve in vinegar. Mix into a paste
and spread upon the faoo every night be
fore going to bed. The effect will be as
iontfhiug." Bi'vbara, not satisfied with tho charms
which nature had adorned her,gave her two
dollare and received the recipe. She next
Kt about to seek tbe eeveral ingredients,
but b'ling unablo to procuro either of the
enumerated articles, except the vinegar,
she unwillingly came to the conclusion
that Madame was not what nhooutto be,
rnd mused her arrest. Madame is now
II tan Valuation or a Kiss. Tho
court; room in Danbury, Conn., waa
crowded on Thursday to sec justice done
between a lady and gentleman, from West
port, Iho former claiming to have been
damaged 8G,000 by a kiss from the latter.
The breach was finally healed without the
aid of tlo lawyers.
Tiuty.E Hours Sciiooliko in a Day.
Tho iYliddlesex Teacher's Association,
at their meeting at Maiden, a few days
tiuce, adopted resolutions expressing their
opinion, that the children of our primary
sehoobj should not bo confined to study iu
tbeir (Hats more than three hours per day.
Knciand Yields Another, TRoniY.
A Rriti&h steamer was to leave Eng
land for Franca on the 3d. inst. with the
funeral car used for tho intrmot of Na
poleon 1. at St. Helena. Thus one bv
one, En gland yields to "tbe nephew of
his undo all the tropnioa of victory won
over the first Napoleon.
There will be dreadful timea at
Washington presently. John Mitchel and
Roger A. ; Pryor ire both moving their pa
Ghra your children a good education
and no t;tnnt willtnnxla on their liber
PAW PAW, MICH., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1858.
From the Bovthtrn Gvardian.
TUB OLD PRINTER.
BT C. W. M CLrfR.
A Priutr atood at hlsraa one niht,
In hia office cold and drear,
And hia weary eight was dim aa th light
Of the mouldy lamp bung near;
Tbe wintry winda were howling without,
And the snow falling thick and fat.
But the Printer, I trow, shook Lie locka of now,
And laughed at the shrieking blast
He watched thohanda of the clock creep round,
Keeping time with his snail-like tick,
As be gathered the typo, with a weary click,
In hie old rust-eaten ttick.
His hairs were aa white as tbo falling snow,
And silently, day by day,
n beheld tkem with grief, lik? lie autuccu leaf,
D. l ono 7"ln aw'-" , . , . ,
lirue nas cut witn uta piow lunwvi ucij iu un
Hia cheek was fevered and tbin,
And M'loug Romau nose could almost rcpoio
Its bend on bis grey -bearded chin;
And with fingers long, a tbe hours stole on,
Keeping time with tbe clock's dull tick,
Ho gathered tbe type, with a weary click,
In the old rust-eaten ttr'ck.
For many long years, through joys and thro fcara,
That old Priuter'a liwt-battcrcd face,
So ghostly and lean night and morn has been snen,
Karuestly bent o'er his case.
In a few Tears more Death will lock vp hit form,
Anduf it toprr$$ in the mould,
And a ifoT o'er tbe spot wboro they" laybim to rot,
Will tell us his name and how old ;
And his corar&dcs'll light that old lamp by biscpsr,
And list tr the clock's dull tick,
Aa they Sft up hia death, with & solemn click,
(a bis old rust-eaten ttkk
THE GREEK PIRATE,
BY SYLVAN US COBB, JR.
It was just atdusk,many years ago,after
the iron heel of the turbaued Turk had
trod down the libeitics of Greece, that a
young man made his way down from the
city of Athens, leaving l'inrus to the
risht, torards ihc sci. c&at. lie -. not i
mere than five and twenty years cf age,
stoutly built, aud wearing that expression
uf couutena?)co aud manner of conduct
which, at a single glance, betray the de
termintd. resolute imu. Jr.;:t cutndeof
tho entrance to Port Lion, about half a
mile from the stone pedestal upon which
u.cd to stand the large marble lion from
which the port took its name, laid a small
boat, in which were two men, aud towards
this spot the above mentioned individual
took his way.
"Where is the brig, Matho?' asked the
new comer, as he laid his hand upon the
bowH of the boat and pushed her off from
the laud, after which he leaped on board.
" She is just off the cape, nearly fifteen
miles from her replied the elder of the
two boatmen. "But tell me, Parthenius,
are you determined to go on board to
night?' To-night?' repeated Parthenius, while
a sudden flash shot from his dark eye.
" Yes; and cro it be light again, my
vessel shall have passed through the Silo
ta.' " What has happened, my dear captain,
that should thus change your plans? I
thought you were to sail nouthward.'
For a moment the young captain gaied
towards the harbor, and then, slowly rais
ing his finger, he said, almost in a whispor,
but in a whisper so deep that the cmbrye
hurricane roared in its meaning tones :
44 Do you ace where those span rear
their tapering poinU above the hill.7
44 That is the bloody Turk. Tho last
tcmnaut of the mountain band that sought
liberty among the rocks now lies in the
hold of yonder whip, and among them is a
white-haired old mau who is to be sacri
ficed because he fought for Greece. That
man is toy father ; but as uro as there is
a just God in heaven, ho shall not be de
livered up to his death thus. To-morrow
morning tho Turk sails for the Marmora,
but by tho powers of Olympus, she shall
never cut its dark waters with a Greek
prisoner on board. Azotus !'
"Sir returned tho younger of the boat
men, who was thus designated.
44 Step to the mast and loosen the fur
ling. And you, Matho, stand by to ehovo
her bead round.
As Parthenius spoke, ho seated himself
at the helm of tho boat, and in a few mo
menta moro her broad sail caught tho
a iew woru.i wm explain an mat tac
reader need understand up to this time.
When tyrant too first overran the fertile
plains of Attica, old Parthenius gathered
several hundred ot his countrymen togeth
er among the mountain, and there they
determined to defend themselves and
their daughters. The younger Par
thenius had also gathered together
band of choioe spirits, but the sea was
chosen aa the theatre of his actions ; and
as Greece was now yoked by the Turkish
power, our youthful hero was, of course
held in the light of a pirate. No other
vessels suffered at his hands save those of
the Turk: but amon thorn his ravages
had been eo extensivo that every seaport
siong tnc coast rang with tho tale ot nis
dicdt. The lou rtill at liVcrty; tut
the gray haired sire was a prisoncr,and the
headsman's blood-staiued cimetar awaited
his arrival at Constantinople, whither he
w;is t9 be sent to meet his doom.
The moon was just peeping up over the
island-dotted bosom of the Archipelago as
the light quiac of Pat thenius shot from the
land, and with a moderate but fair wind
she mado her way towards Capo Colonna.
It W23 cetr midnight when the boat roun
ded to alongside of the brig, which lay at
a Mngle anchor just off Keratta, ami as"
soon as the young captain had gained the
vessel's deck he ordered the auchor to be
hove up and sail made as soon as possible.
" Marco said he to his first officer who
had remained in charge of the brig, 1 1
would have our brig within the straits of
Silota before it is daylight, for I would
lay off Cape Doro in the morning.'
" Hilota!' returned the officer, in aston
ishment. " I thought you were bound
44 Not yet.' said Parthenius. "Do you
know the isDar: i
44 Do you mean the Turkish ship that j
lies in Port Lion?' j
44 1 kuow her to be a stout ship.'
44 Well, she shall be mine; or, at least,
she shall be within my power.'
44 Within your power !' iterated Marco
in utter amazement. 4 Why, she has at
least a hundred and fifty men, besides an
armament three times as heavy as ours."
44 Yes she has a hundred and fifty men
exclaimed the Greek Captain, in a tone of
bitterness ; 4but they fight for the paltry
coppers that fall from the hand of the
proud Turk, while we we, Marco-fiht
for our homes for tho memory of kiu
dred that have perished, tici of affection
that have been snapped in suuder, and for
the bitter wrongs that have becu heaped
Upon our countrymen. Iu the hold of the
Isbar goes my old father to his death ; his
noble baud have been all ahot down like
beasts, or bken prisoners, and the bloody
Turk think he his conquered But he
has yet to pass through my hands, and
may his Prophet have mercy on him, fori
will walk over the corses of them all if
they stand between me and my father.'
7tiharrnrytlienra"voIcc lfom forward
announced that the anchor was apeak,and
Marco turned to see after tho loosening of
the topsails. Ho kuew that his captain
never used idle language, and he know al
so that what he determined upon wa3 2urc
to be earned into execution : but how the
Greek brig, with only fifteen men, was to
capture the heavy Turk, he failed to com
prehend. Ui one thing, hewever, ho was
certain not a Greek that trod the deck
of the vessel would flinch if Parthenius
bade them go on.
As the brig cloarcd tho break of the
land, the breeze .came fresh and strong;
and when the sun aroso on the next morn
ing she rounded Cape Dcro, and her main
topsail was laid to the mast. High above
the shoal water in which the Greek laid
to, towered a projecting cliff of bare rock ;
ths summit of which commanded a full
view of the broad sheet of water between
Euboea and Andros ; and upon this cmi
nenco a sharp lookout was kept during the
greater part of the day. But along to
wards night the white top-gallant masts of
a heavy ship were made out away to the
southward, and, having become assured
that the Turk was coming up through the
straits, Parthenius called the lookout down
from his station, and got his vessel once
more under way. The wind was fresh
from the northward and westward, and the
brig, taking it a few points free, stood off
towards the coast ot bcio. As the night
darkened into i state of almost sable gloom
with hardly a star to beguile the gaze of
the manner, Parthenius called his men
aft, and thus addressed them :
4- My brave comrades, you all know, of
course, the object of this cruise, for to
Matho and Azotus, and to my brave Mar
co, I have already revealed it. Within
the next six hours the proud Turk will
have cleared the Cape, and without trouble
I can cross his track, for I know the exact
course he will atcsr. You know that some
of our kindred lie chained upon his deck;
and now, my men hearts of Sparta and
Attica I will lay you alongside o the
Isabar; my foot shall be tho first to touch
the tyrant s deck. 11 ill you follow mc T
There was no wild shout went up from
that deck, nor was there any sudden burst
of enthusiasm; but fifty bright swords
flashed in tho rays of the deck lantern fifty
juees were oenueu, aaa nity nps gave to
the air an oath that their countrymen
should be free.
Parthenius stepped back with a light
tread, and seizing tho wheel in his own
grasp, ho put tho helm up and gave orders
for wearing around upon the opposite
course, ino Drig was upon the exact
course ot tue
ihip, and tho young cay tain
that if ho stood back in his
own wake ho could not fail of coming in
contact wun ncr. 'lho wind still contin
ued fresh, nor had it altered from its point
at niguiiaii, uu bo, wKing it upon tuc
quarter, tho gallant brig started back
towards Cape Doro. Until after midnight
the Greeks kept on without interruption.
The deck lanterns had been extinguished,
the lighter sails taken in, and over & com
pratively smooth eca she seemed to creep
rather than to sail, o stealthy and ghost
like were her movements. Parthenius had
rjh eii the helm to Math?, and with hU
WHOLE NO. 191.
night glass he had stationed himself upou
one end of the bowsprit.
It lacked Home miuutcs of one o'clock
when ho came hastily upon the deck, and
ordered the topsails to bo clewed up and
the yardd to be cased carefully down to
the caps. The Tuik was directly &h:a.l,
and in fifteen minutes tho meeting mivU
take placf. The bri-; had nothing pet
but the fore and main staysails, and Pht-
theuius rightly concluded that he should 1
not be noticed till he was too near for the
ship to avoid his purpose.
44 Arm ! arm ! every one of you !" said
the Greek commander, as the tall spats of
the Turk could now bo clearly traced
against an opening iu the southern sky.
44 Arm to the teeth, and press furward to
the larboard bow. Be ready for the leap,
and remember that you .strike for your
kindred, for your God, and fur Greece I
You, Azotus, look well to the grappling.1 ;
see that they aro surely thrown. Let her
come up luff! luff!""
Matho put down the helm, and the brig
which had been gradually fulling to lee
ward, now came up towards the looming
bows of the approaching ship; and not
until she was withiu a cable's length did
the Turk discover the proximity of the
44 Hallo, thero'." .shouted the officer of
the Isabir, not able to discover the charac
ter of the brig. 44 Keep away ! up with
your helm ! By tho beard of the prophet,
the fellow'll be afod of us." Then turn
ing to his own helmsman, he exclaimed,
44 Down with the helm ! Down with it,
nuiek ! Let go the jib and fore-rttnysail
tiheots. By the power of Allah, the fool
will bo sunk !"
The Turk had taken the course which;
of all others, the Greeks conld most have
wished ; for as the heavy ship came up iu
the wind sho lost her headway, aud m a
moment more the bows of the brig grated
beneath her forc-ehaiU3. Like dark tpir
its from the deep blue waters came the
avenging Greeks, with the towering form
of Parthenius it their head. They sprang
upon the tyrant's deck, and ere the tur
baued Moslems could collect their scattered
senses a dozen of them had fallen beneath
tTiO'rcfr'vutive'sXrcIces of the strange inva
ders. (t Strike for Greece 1 for Parthenius and
Liberty I" shouted Marco, as he cut hid
way through the half-frautic Turks.
" Tht Greek J'r.itc!" cried the officers
of the ship, as they heard that dreaded
name 11 then may Allah protect us."
When the Greeks first boarded, one half
of the Isbar's crew were below in their
hammocks, but they soon began to crowd
upon deck; they came unarmed, ignorant
of what wa& going on, and most ot them
came only to their death. So unexpected,
so sudden, had been the attack, that ere
the Turks could arm themselves, the
Greeks had gained the advantage, and,
still pressing on, they cut down all that
opposed them, until Parthenins stood up
on the quarter-deck, tor a moment he
dropped the point of his sword and gazed
about him. On every side gleamod the
sword and cimetar, and head after head
drooped an4 fell. At length a sharp,
shrill cry arose from a number of Turkish
officers who had crowded upon the oppo
site side f tho deck from where stood the
Greek lion, and the call for mercy for
Suarter arose above the clash of tho
oath-seeking steel. A proud look of tri
umph gleamed from the Greek command
er's face a ho heard that cry, and, waiv
ing his sword high above hn head he
"noldlBack, Greeks, back! Strike
not another blow except in defence 1" Aud
striding forward to where the battle raged
hottest, ho struck down the uplifted weap
ons, and bade the men stand back.
In three minutes more every sword
hung dripping by ita owner's sido ; and
striding aft, to where stood the officers of
the Turk, Parthenius shouted i
Now, proud Turk, lead forth your
prisoners. Bring up that grey-haired old
man whom you have doomed to a traitor's
death; and mark me, if harm hath been
done to but a hair of hij head, every Mos
lem hearts that now beats upou your deck
shall send forth its blood in atonement."
With trembling limbs went the Turks
to fulfill this mandate, and ere many min
utes had elapsed, twelve prisoners stood
unshackled upon the nu trtcr-dcok. With
a hcait leaping pioudly iu its triumph and
joy, Parthenius sprang forward aud clapp
ed his aged parent to his boson.
41 God ble you, my noble on t" mur
tjiurcd the old man, as the tenra of joy roll
ed down his furrowed checks.
The Greeks took up tho cry of blessing,
and like the clarion's peal rang their
shouts of 44 ParthcnitH and liberty !" ever
tho dark sea.
Tho released prisoners were conveyed
to the brig, and ad Parthenius was abont
to step over the sido to his own vessel, he
turned to the Turkish commander and
"Go, thou infidel tyrant, go to your
proud master, aud tell him thatParthcuius
tcorned to cniflh the poor viper that btuug
him! Tell hihi that the Greek scorus to
glut his reveugo on tho.o that fight as
slave?, at the berk cf a rtill more slavish
master; and tell him, too, that there are
some Greeks who novcr will be elaves.."
Six only of the brig's crew had fallen.
Th?ir bodies cre rcni?vcd t th'.ir on
vessel, and found thr-ir ret bemalh tho
greensward of their native hud, while thf
dark waters of tho Arehipelag-j received
threescore of the fallen Moslems.
Back from AtheusJtowards the pmall
town of Maiathon, where u quiet valley
repo.H'H between two gently sloping hill.,
there arn a number of graves. One of
them, which laises itd marble slab a fr-
rod up on the northern slope, beara t:..
"imple name of Parthrnitii. . The guit
hcrda who tend their Hocks utrt tUu
neighboring hills protect that l:b from
harm, and a peculiar light pparkles in their
eyes as they tell orer tho deeds of hirn
whoso sihes rcjo.-?( beneath it who w.
one so dreaded by the Turk, and who de
nounced by the Mclenn as "Till; GllLFK
llfUt'Vf hn and what ho it.
Our readers for a few months pjt haw
been treated occasionally with intelligence
deemed of sufficient importance to tele
graph, that the Vcnez'ieleans were ex
trcmcly anxiou to have General Pacz rc
turn to his coontrv that a commission
was sent to New York to invite him back
-that he consented to go that the New
Yorkers gave him a grand entertainment
when they learned ho was about to leave
them that the general proceeded to Wash
ington and took leave of the President with
great formality, Ac, Ac. Jn reference to
'General Paez, the Patriot President of
Venezuela we find the following interest
ing article from the pen of Dr. McKenzie
iu the Philadelphia rres. :
He w, indeed, no ordinary man, but one
of tho moat celebrated heroes of thu youth
American War of Independence. Unas
suming though ho be, he is one of the
very few great men of tho time. He stand
as high as a Statesman as he does as a Gen
eral, nor ii there any where a mere pure
; or virtuous character.
Jose Antouio Paez is older than he looks
for he is in his CCth year. He is a Ven
ezuelan by birth and his family wett Cre
oles, enjoying a certain degree of wealth,
acquired by cattle-breeding, the c pupa
tion there of many hnd owners. la 1810,
when the Revolution brokf r.u?.? va.
twenty y;ars old," antTim mediately entered
the army as a private, rapidly rising t
tho rank of sergeant of cavalry The Pat
riots failed in their first oimpaig:i, ki.
Pacz retired into private life. In 1813,
when BjHvar was leading a revolt, tha
Spanish official oflered Pa?z an officer's
commission. Refusing it, ho devoted him
self to the cause of National Independence.
In Venezuela there is an immense prairie,
the area of which is about 150,000 square
railc3. This district is called the Llanos
(or plains) cf Venezuela, and hundreds of
thousands of cattle and norsea ara fed up
on the tiiore fertile portions which are
casionally irrigated by inundations from
tho rivers and heavy rains from the skicj.
The bold and sinewy race of men who fre
quent these plains, employed by tho a'-
tie proprietors, may bo almost said to liv j
on horseback we do not say "in the wi
die," because saddles arid stirrups ar lux
uries with which they generally dL :cif.
Pae2, who had lived among thce rier.i i
knew their metal and availability, irau
ized some of them into a cavalry tvcop,
under his own command. Good srvic i
thes'i bold Llahero.-j rendered du'i: tucir
country's battles for freedom. Tic ener
getic character,. dashing coursc, arid her
culean strength of Paez suiv.u tl o riiCc.
He had about two hundred .-.f thix, vh
speedily became the terror of all !h-j hpi:.
lion Jtapnael lopcz, wliom hi cl:;::::
tcrod with a far inleri'or force, was def.-
cd by Paez, in a night attack, having u u.
hundred Spaniards killed and a many tf.k
cn prisoners, while 3,500 horses, aud r.'..
the artillery, arms and stcrca, 1 .;
came the spoil of the bold Llzu
oros. This was the fir.st great success oft:
patriot. Other victories did Pac7 .:.; . .
at various times. In 1817, whe:: -Ir.-;:;
Bolivar canic upon the sccue, Paez i Me
diately confuted to serFe under hit ,
they fought tho battle for freedom iu :;u
cert until New Granada ss well as VrL.iv
te!a being liberated from the Spanish y
the Republic of Columbia, which lucn du4.
both province?, mid "Contained 115,'JCO
square leaguer, wasco stittited at the cl;-
The strife wa oot yet caded, howtv?.:.
The Fpaniard continued to trugg!e 1'cr
continuance of sway, and still held tl.cf.;:
tret" of Csrthagcna and the Isthmus cf
Panama. The Spanish troops, bended by
Mig rel d la Torre, Were defeated by P-ir.
in the little cf Carabobo. The Spaniard.
were iri such a good positiou that B-jliv.r
sdggrsted to his council of war the pr
priety of making an armistice. He w:s
overruled by Paer and a majority u sub
alterns, and tho battle was won by IV. tz,
who headed the attack, drove La Torre to
seek safety in Puerta Cabello, and tis
virtually ended tho war. For this g;c i
service ho was made Commander-in-Cliei
by tho Congress. In 1S23, driving t!j
Spaniards out of Puerto Cabcllo, which fur
tress he cirriod by storm, Paez placed tin
key-stone in the arch of Venezuela freedom.
Whcu ho thus crowned hismillitory caret;
with glory, ns conqueror, Pacz w.9 c c
33 years old.
His course, as a soldier, was checker; i
with the uual vickMtudc and dangers.
Trice he r.-j .1 p:::jncr tv th: pmhrdr-,