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ISLO(3!S!UIIi(i, COLUMNS A COtXTV, PA. SATURDAY, JUM 27, 1840.
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THE MA KIN UK'S LAMP.
A TALE OF SCIO.
In one of ihose little bay-", or rather inlets
which indent the coast of Scio ami the othei
Grctk slands, lay, during a breathless calm
a graceful and ekgant" achnonei. Tliis ves
sel, of the character usually used in the
traile of the Archipelago, was sufficiently
superior in her sppoinlments to notice.
Her long, low hull, of an uniform black,
rose not more than three feet from the wa
ter's edge, including the diminutive bul
warks, while her raking masts were dispio
poiiionalcly high. Her huge main-boom
showed what a vast amount of canvass was
packed on her, while a square sail, flying
topsails, and jib, proved her fully appoint
ed for fair and foul weather. Her rigging
was taut and neat, while the ends of her fly
ing gear lay coiled on deck, with uu atten
tion to orderi which spoke volumes for tin
discipline on board. Her jib alone, of oil
tier oails, was loose, and thai hung hzil
over lie lung protruding boom, shaken only
by the motion of the vesoel as it lose and
fell on the r.ever-restiiig billows. The an
chor chain had bten hauled in, so as to bt
right up and down proclaiming that wind
alone was wanted to seud the schooner to
Before a coUago door, a few hundred
yards from the booh, and in a position If
command a full view of the entrance of tlx
tight, was a young man, who, from hi
costume, might have been readily supposed
one of her ere w. It was in reality her
commander- Zcz s Zsu'.onghi owned iln
schooner that floated upon the water like :i
dark, and fixed his eye in all that admhing
gaze which he sailor ever bestows upon
the vessel that he rules. Z'izos was call
in the attention of a young gill, the ownei
of the cottage, to the beauty of the Clio
so 10 called his schooner after the maiden
who stood by his side. Clio whs an or
phan and an heiress. That is to say, she
owned the college slit lived in ei.ough land
to yield her an income, and to enablo hei
to support an aged feimlo domestic. 1;
may be naturally supposed, therefore, tha1
Clio had numberless suitors, and the sup
position was but a put of the truth, for the)
cime in shoals, whL'li veiy often is tin
case when a girl is pretty, rich, and amia
ble. Z-iz s was of the number; and there
was something in the frank, manly, lining I
somewhat wild character of the sailoi,
which won upon her heart, despite her dn
like to Ins calling, which was that, to 6peal
in soft language, of an unlawful trader. I
is wonderful how the many sympaihiz'
with the bold smuggler. This is a mistak
en sympathy . The laws which they evade,
may or may not want relaxing, but a lifi
of constant violation of the la w,is one whirl
is sure In engender more of evil than o!
good. So thought CI o; and Clio had vow
ed to wed Zetzos only when he ceased hi.
violation of the law s, and added to his slon
as a legal merchantman, iloved by thn
determination, the Clio was now to sail for
ht last time with a rich cargo, and in fu
ture to be a schooner trading between island
and island, with the consent and approba
tion of all constituted authorities.
Is she not lovely, like her misiress,'
said the enthusiastic sailor,gazing affection
sw'y on h:s vesaei, 'and ma; not a nui
be proud of uwnin; tw o such uoal crea
'You talk boldly of both, Z 'tzns,' repli
. i - .. ii i i i
u no sauiyT wer you as ionu 01 um
Clio as Ihe other, you would not make ihn
Tho las', the vory last,' ssit the younj
man gaily, 'ami tliet my Ciio will give nn
a right to say that both are mine.'
'I have so promised, and my w ord wa
cvti true.' continued the beautiful tiieek
ijirl, more iad!y still; 'but 1 hate my fears
Zeizus, 1 would wed vou in an hour,' ad-
led she impetuously, mo spare this voyage
( speak as I thought I never could li.wi
poken,- but 1 sec death in this f iiicrpn,-.'
Tlie vouna man's brow Has oveitaMf.n
i moment, and then lie cued ' I'm Lard m
tally with such an ofl'urj but see, the wind
jently stirs, I feel it fanning my died.
warmly from ihe hills. Adieu, mv Clio.
lor a fewi days, and then farewell my trade
and all ,'or ther.
The sailor embraced his weeping mis-
ress, and then hastened down to the beach,
caped into a light skiff, and ihortstoo(!
upon his deck, w here lit waved his cap. in
mother adieu, to his promised briJo '1 hen
ihe merry sound of the sailor's song waf
heard the anchor was tripped, the main am!
I'oiesail were hoisted up, and bellied to tin
wind, when the lighi schooner, undei hrr
captiiin's steeragp, headed for the open sip,
and gently glided out of the haibour.
Clio was a charmed spectator ol all tl.it
ery manmuvre ws watched with in
anxious eye, am! one, loo, that understood
the handling of every sail, and iho object ol
every rope, for Z' tzos has with duliyli'
taught his mistiess all thai gave him si
much pleasure, A I length the schoonei
rounded a point, and was lost to viuw, jusi
is evening bt g,ni lo I ill upon the scene
The day Imd been serene snd Invelv, thi
-ky was blue and cluin.'less, with all tin
mellow sweetness common to ;hn .Mediter
ranean, but the night promised oilier wise
The sun setting inan angry'bank of v apor i:
he west, the wind scattered mares' tails ii
profusion over Ihe heavens and in about ri
hour after sun-down began lo howl fi.fiilh
round the lonely cottage. Clin's sensitit
heirt Inok lari, s!ie flood at the three
hold, and watch' d with intense anxiety tin
progress of the storm. It increased: tin
lark columns of vapor which at firt ton
only in the east, spread with awful lapidiu
over the whole f.ien of ilio heavens, am
canopied ll.cm in bhick; a lumWing soiuu
if thunder was heard in the distance, whih
he faint gliinnier of lightning came fiifulU
upon the staiilcd senses ,4lar ofl'on iln
water, at a dliMin e vai-t and immeasurable,
i gentle lightning up of some dark fringt
o cloud, hai gir.g on the skirts nf the hoi
rizon showed dial the elrrtiic fluid was si
wot k upon the bosom deep Clio shud
ileied She was Zoo well veised in Ihe
.igiis of warning which naiuic gives of hei
convulsions not to know thai a feaiful tem
pi'Hs w.,s blew ing and w oi,ld s w cep grin,
y o'er that night. So sudilt n is the advent
of a gale in the Mediterranean that i ru she
ihoughl it, ii was upon her and Clio retired
trembling to her cottago.
Her first thought was that ZetZ"S would
igain try to enter the Iny be had left and
w i h this fancy in her head t e sprai g to a
shell and taking thciefrom iwo antique an
valuable lamps pluct d them m ihe window centci 1 1. on one il.-i,r oljcct, Walked a,
md liBbling l h e in left them in charge n( hei Jlo.'g the beBcb, licf-dless ol the wild fo
iged domestic. Then wrapping herself io ry of the wind, nod of the f tarn ng bil
t cloak and hood she hurried down to thi ' nng al In r led, when a sound met hei
oeach lo see if ihey gave sufficient hghl t-vear, lo wh cli. on such nighs it had
ie remarked. Her heart beat wiih jnv nnR t)()en flmjjR,;t Was the swing
when she saw thai they burned in such ,,, of lha vjri), of , I,. , .
vay is to leave no doxbi of their bciiu'i
een by any vestel irideavunng to niakt;
he harbor. Ueturnirif to dor cottiige Cln-!
iow felt some what relieved. She had lb
ntisf ictioii of let-ling that t'le liMle in hei
tower had been done. Still hours passed
lie storm abated not, and no sign w.is
neard or seen of the schooner. .tfgain the
irl became alarmed, and presently, dining
4 feai ful gusi of w ind thai threatened to
-.hake the tenement she dwell in about her
ears, fell on her knees, and vowed dial il
heaven would save her lover, every iiigln
luring her lifewould she, for the manner's
rake, place two lamps al her window and
ferd them during the hours of darkness,
Olio rose from htr knees relievtd ami
hough still ra. keil with caru and anxiety,
,ie tennis nuurs pas.eu, ami morning at
.iigth came. Al daw n of day, the Creek
irl whs iinnn llie Iie;ii'li.i';i7.imr wuh strain-
.. . . n .. .i,n .. ...Hi
in sight, save afar oil", a square-rigged ves--iel
engaged in unfurling the sails, which had
been handed during tlmsionn. The lapcr-
nig spar of ihe Clio were now here visible
in the horrizon.
Thudiy passed ami many oilier days
i ml U'l no i ui i ii ii ii tlie sciiooiH r or liei
in-mr. f)er was Ihe afl cliou of the
nvrly, your.p Greek, the more that if
it r lover had perished, il wa whilt
suing an unlawful liade. 13 u I Clii
vas mie in her vow. Every night at
v c ri t i ile the lamps were lit and well
i'iedj while Cho, ever anxious, would,
in the still wjiches of ihe night, rise and
replenish .hem, lest llieir briglilnras
liould fide. S'ip, loo, could cry will
iyrou's IV! edora
V.ill won I J 1 use lo rouse the beacon fire:
est spiej less true should let the blaze ex
'Aid great was her reward. Many b
fishing bark belonging lo the villa"-
har I by was, by ihe timely sppantiui,
ol Cliu's I imp at nifthi, piloted sa'el)
i i!o poii, when otlierwisf, perhaps, ihe
boil lud foondt rd, and all I, a I polish
ed. V r and wide spread the f.uue ol
this pious and delicate act of the lies
aiiing Geck gill. Many a vessel
made that litl'e bay their port, thai
itheiwise would never have entered it.
The village increased in importance
the inhabitants blest Clio but Z,jIzo
Mnie r.oi; It for whom the task wa
irsl bejjun, sod the hint hopo of rjo
oeing whom made it lighl and pleasu
rable. Three, six months, a ear pas
el iwo years and yet no tiding', f'ln
it length give heself up to hopeless des
pair, and yet patiently ill I she perse
vere in her self-a lotted task, and loi
nany a i eslless hour out-watched ead
O.ie evening, jhout two yeais aftn
he departuip of 7. tz)-, snuthttr sloi'T.
j'mosl e n.'i:il i ) fierceness lo thai wh.cn
lad loilowed the departure of the
chooner, buisl .ipon the waiis of tin
.Uediterancao; and Clin, who was evei
aithful lo the memory of ihe hurrois ol
th.il night, Mlempled nol to retire lo
est, Inn si'iing up beside her lamps.
Mir fully trimmed them, and looked
with anxiety for the morning, thinking
ol long ago. Jt length, wearied with
siMing beside her tiny beacons, she wrap
ped herself war mly in her cloak and
caring not that or ild blast blew upon
her head, walked down io tho beach.
'I he lieavenns vvereoi.ee more closed
in pitchy darknes.,and the hollow moan
ing ol waves soumltd ghashl ly in her
ers. Turninc back, the cheerful glim
mer of her beacons alone looked hope
fill io all the whulet scene around, ami
liny twinkled star like in s ilmlf hr.'iv
en oi ddikness. l'noi C:i-, her though
ri v r
ireat diflan-.c, in the bay She listen
ed Ihe slot m seemed lo drown everv
ounil, and then agn'n Ihe flipping ol
ails, the creaking of yards, and then'teranesn well. Over taken by sloin.
'he swift hurrying of chain cable through jibe young captain had i uu for shell er !
the bowse hole, showed thai a vessel Scio. trusting lo his knoweldge of ihe
was about to anchor. The faint outlines coal to enabl" him lo tun into his favni
of a laige ship now caught her rye, ami ite bay. VYhatnhe could do with hie
again vllio thanked heaven that she had quick schooner was not so easily done
thought of the maiinei's lump, for with :wi;h a Mjuure rigged vessel, and Zetzos
mil it futely no vessel could have enter-!
ed that bay at night during iho gale,
much moie have dared lo nnrhor.
The lovely Gutk giil listened wiih
rimmed senses lo til ilul passed, and
presently had the satisfaciion of weeing
tne brig- for so H proved, riding at an
chor under bar! poles- A loud ordei
vy now Kiv,pg ,0 (jWrr tmy h(j boa
... . . . , . .
iwiiicn tinner tne lee oi ins land was no
ivorv fllflli'lill llllllfll iu U I n a unit rtroartl
.v.j u..... v.. u..v.v...m...,all. i,bdl.ll
ly a iarlj having entered il, began lo
pull for land. The task no easy one
Th spb was tolerably smooth, but ihe
wind blew wuh leirdic violence, and did
i he Mij eriots urge the mm lopirsevere
Si on ly did ihe rowers lay lo their task
mil at leng'h the exclamatieu, 4 1 ft oars'
unclaimed that her keel had touched
he bottom. In a few minutes more, six
iturdy sailots were in the water, sod
running the boat iijion ihe beacn. Two
men now lefi the culter and landtd.
They spoke) their lanuaga was modern
Greek, though one used il but badly.
That lamp proved a mighty lucky
thing, I must say. I do believe but tor
il we should have never got into these
snug q'larlers, for how a ship Is lo find
is way in the dark is a mystery lo me.'
Heaven be thanked for lhaj light,
which, if I mistake not, comes from
cottage that 1 know full well; thuugh
vhat the g rl can want up ol this time ol
ii iif.nl is more man i can siv.
Never mind' heaven hies lipr, foi
dio has saved our lives,' said the other
Sha was rewarded now, and, oh, bow
ticli! She had been proud of saving
lives btfoit; but now she had saved lid
Zelzis' she criek, 'Zetzos Have 1
then In ought him back to life?'
'Clio.' the astonished mariner replied,
on the beach s 'his hour.'
'Yes, Zs."zis' the girl shrieked rath
er Ihan said, as she hung upon his neck
'.md it was no accident saved your life.
That lamp has burned for you iluiint
wo long years for two long years lia
Clio watched, and you have come a1
sl saved by me.'
My Clio,' said ihe young sailor,
leeply afl-cteil, 'lei us io thy collage,
od there we can mutually explain. Mv
e lend and supeicargo will accompany
Clio, with a proud, grateful, g'ad anel
tufting heail, led the way, and when
the fiitt huisl of joy and dilighl was
over, wbitt an exquisite Clio she was,
a ml how flie areniJiil lo the comloitsol
lie wearied sailoi e, how she would pro
vide Ihcui wuh warm food and drink
-re a word was said, were all in
ihnirable keeping of her rlurjcter.Z I.
zos followed her movements with proud
md moistened eyes; and no sight could
n oie pleasing than thai rough cun
oui nt sailor, softened as a woman uridci
her influence of happiness end love.
They supped, the nun having raiurned
o the ship, and thru their stories wire
lold. That of Clio is slieady known.
Ze'zos, on Ihe night of Ihe old sioiin.
had been wrecked, the schooner stri
king on a i oik. On this the new saved
In nisi Ives; ami wcie in ihe mominc
nckeil up by an C? nrricn vessel, bound
from L g hoin to New York. Having
when a lad, s' rved in Koglish soil Uni
ep S ales' ships, Z.' Z-js, who hi I lost
'lis all, took service. Ilts talents as i
-eamen weie at once appreciated, and in
NewYork he found ample emyloyment.
His conduct giving universal sitisfac
'ion, he was at leiig'h entrusted with a
In ig bound for Leghorn, accompanied
by a sofie.rc9i go, who knew the Medi-
was about lo turn hei head sesws. d.when
II, e iuannn t ivmp caugtil ts eye.sml
- i i ....
guiueo ny me wucom lighl, lie reached
ineucBiicu iieavcu, 1
A happy women was Clio, and a hap-
pym.n was Ze zos, who having ,aken
ves-'fi io Jeenorn. resumed hi
command, re!urned lo Scio, and wed
'led bis faithful misstifss, becoming a
plougher of the land, inslcaij a ploughei
of Ihe deep. They prospered, and pros
per still; nor did Clio neglsct htr vows
as he r husband each day blesses, so do
many others Ihe Marinee's Aamp.
VALuE OF CfTuAlEAL.
l'lom tho AlbunyC ulliwlor.
Mrt Editok;-!! hog brrn the ( p;nion
of most fanners, that corn cobs were ol
iiille or no value, and they have gene
rally thrown Ihem aside as of no usa ex
cept for manure. The expe rience ol
some who have formerly fed corn meal
and Ihe anticipated scarcity ofhiy has
led nearly all of our cirn growers lo
turn iheir cobs into food for their slock.
To show something of ihe extent which
it has been used here, the following wil
ive you some data to judge from.
One mill in this town has, within ihe
last three months ground more Ihan
5000 bushels of cois, besides a larg
piantiiy of corn in ihe ear. This fad
think proves q'iile conclusively that
;ub meal is valuable as an aiiidu of
ood for stock. Indent the opinion
which is expressed by those who have
used it, is altogether in its favor. When
hey get out their corn, it is not thresh
ed entirely clean; some 3 lo 15 bushels
of corn is lefl on the cobs. They are
kept clean bs possible till ground in tt
meal. Cattle, hursts, sheep, and hogs
eat it readily, without adding other
grain. When fed to caltle in addilio
to hav, a rnaiked d fltrence in their
'ondition and appearance is seen, from
hose fed on hay without the meal
ome feeders mix il wiih othpr grain,
oois, &c , with rnaiked profit and sue
ess. When fed with oil cake, ii i
ojod to n,wer an exce'lent tnpose,
', takes up all oil without wasie.
G. W. 13.
77re Fortress of St. Juan de Ulloa and
Gen, Thompson says that the little in
land of Si. Juan de lllloi, which is cntireli
covered with the fortress, is sonie five oi
ix tundrtiil yard from thti mole; al Wia
Cruz, btiv.tcn which points All ihe cnu:
nercial shipping nncluus lican srarredv
be callbd a harbor, but an 0ih;i road, like
most of iho uilnrs on the Ci'till tif .. -xicn
Ii frequently occuis ilial violent north winds
called 'los nortes,' or nonlinri) drive the
vesfiils on shore, and seriously injure ihe
mole itself. Vessels nf war of other nations
anchor about three rniira below, near the
Island of Sacrificing. A vrn narrow chmi
nel tifluri s rha on!y pange for vessels ol
wiir, wi:ch must of nects.iity pss immedi
ately under the gMiis of the fori. The for
tress of St. Jtiiu iln Uiloa has always been
looked upon as one of ihe sirortgesl in the
world, full a proper annannmt and com
petent engineers, he should ifgnd it as a!
nost impregnable, il indee 1 liiat lenn can
now be wiili truth applied to any place al
ter tlm recent ioieiiiions and iinptoveniens
in this d.'p;iriiri'tii nf military suit nue
t ''hen it was blown up in 1819, by the
French, the armnmeiu was in a most w retch
ed rondiiion, and as lo scientific engineer
and artillerists, there were none Dven
then it would not have been so much of a
holiday alTair as it wn.hid ii not been for iln
an ideutal explosion o iho i agazioe Am
Iniure nsnailanl must not e-xppci to easy s
victory ll il is i.nerauiv oeieinietl. lie wa
erv iuulI, surprised, however, to learn tha
in the beijiiiiiig of lbs year 1812, when ai,
atlm k was aliln ipated Iron) ihe Cnlisli,
(en, iSauta Anna ordered tl.e fortress to bt
disiiiani'ied, and the guns removed io Vein
But Vera Cruz is much more effectually
protected than by all her foriiliuaiions, by
ihe northers and vomito (t yelbw lever )
n,e oril, ,BVe b()(.n lhe ,Prn of , ,,
men since ihe discovery 0 country .
1 lie iar,er prevails ou all the Atlantic luasijiliese two yeur.
, Mieo Ju -
,he greatest malignancy f0, 'two-third. of
the year, and ii so happens, that ihe few
months of compaiative exemption frorr. lha
ravages of the yellow fever are precisely
those wheo ihe northers prevail wiih the
most destructive violence.
'Annexation and 'ar'ihal'e true, ev
ery word of it,' said a pert old maid; no
soonei do you get married than you begin
Cdrnux of L'lunders.-hi s debate on the
leather lax, in 1791, in lbs Irsh House of
Commons, the chancellor of the Exche
quer, Sir John Parnell, observed, wih
ureal emphasis, 'that in prosecution of the
present wai, every man ought to give Ins
last guinea for ihe remainder.'
Mr. Vandeclure said that however hat
night be, the lax on leather would be e-
veelyfdt by the barefooted peasantry of
To whicn Sir Roach Boyle replied that
this could be easily remedied, y fluking
the undcrlcalher of wood.
Profession of the Law. h is singular
infatuation while there are so many fields
to cvltivate, so much land lo clear up, aud
so great a demand for honesi and industrw
ous labor all over the country thai llious
anils and tens of thousands run blindfolded
and ignorant into the profession of ihe law.
Scores who have been brought up farmers
and mechanics who might have had a
grtod living, and exert a happy influence
lorsake the plough and ihe plane the shov-
el and the stick, and half starve themselves
to death in a lawyer's office. Is it not
strange? Who thinks so? Surely not
men of the most sense and best judgment.
Lawyers the most distinguished, advise
die young aspirants lo stick to iheir entile,
iheir hoda, Bnd iheir types. They know
ihat unless a man has peculiar talents, skill,
and brass wo may add, be can never
war higher than a miserable pettifogger.
ff'hat we could do if we were to t y,-
From an nflkial repui t submitted to Con
gress in 1 845, the number of meu in the
United Ststes, from 18 to 45 years of nge,
;ii to do military duty, nd fully armed and
quipped, was 1 ,779 333. exclusive of uni
inn companies, fire companies, and citi
zens not enrolled, "about 1.500,000,)tnaking
n available force of 3.250,000, which
ixi'.d tie cdlcd into service, in caie of e
iiiergenr.yi in 110 days.
Hear to Reason. A blusitring fellow in
t 'oni'.eticui, some years ago, committed nu-
uiemus irespasses and abuses upon one of
Ins quiet neighbors, and because forneai
.1'ice w as long exercised towards him, be at
length proceeded to personal vinli'iice. 'i'his
vvhs too much for the abi,sed nun, who
sprang upnn ihe olfcuder, beat him severely
threw him upon ihe ground, and continued
io chastise him, when he beloweil out
step neighbor, stop do hear to reason;
now do stop-snd he.nr to reason? The
late news from Texas brought this occur -'me
lo mind. It teems, however ihat
lien. Ta lor has done just as ihe abused
Yanke farmer did taken his own time lo
reason the case wiih the Mexicans.
An instrument to prevent ihe escape of
ipuiks h is been invented by S-imael yweet
r. of Kasi Di'simi' This will be in great
lemauj among young ladies who can often
attract but can't retain sparks.
The Sunday Mercury says that since last
fall upwards of ten thousand have turned
Shakers in the western stairs in cons.e
piem tt of the 'fever snd ague-'
When you find a man doing more lui
ness iiin you ure and you ai j pnzz'-i! la
know the reason jusl look at the advertise
men's he had in ihe newspaper and look
John I feai yuu aie forgetting me' said a
liriiht eyml girl to her 6weel heart Ihe oih-
Yea l.i' I hate been for gettin" yeu