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ROANCE OF LONDON.
TEE LIGRT OF YOUTH.
"A. drear November night had lower.
ed over .he Great Babel-London. The
chill antumnal mist swayed hPavily in
the air, and hung in dew-drops from the
"There was no brilliancy in the light.
ed shops, and nought save the sullen
glare from the lamps above ; and house.
less dogs crept shivering into doorways,
and houseless Want huddled itself besida
them on the stones; while hastily and
cheerlessiy the human current passed
out ward, longing for the warm chininev.
corner, where well-known faces would
revivo the rpirits, and merry voices ring
in siCally r.ue,l the hearth.
"The pale, illiner tripped lightly on
her way and forgot. her palpitating heart,
and bleeding fingers in the joy of eman.
cipation from ihe toil that was d.,!sroy.
ing her. Sleek 'Fashion rolled on its
carraige eushion along ih thoroughfare,
and yawning its llst yawn, became sen
sible to external objects. .&Adrgw Vice.
1'ered from the vagrant's eye, and stur,
ny Labor ebowed its way along the
trottoir -al .he prince and the peasant,
the good and the bad, pursued their
paths in silent haste-all, save the'pour
mendicant musician, whj stood playing
unheeded to the busy crowd.
"Unnoted, indeed ! for what had the
thronging wayfarers to do with music
on sudi a night? Though his melodies
tuight awaken visions of many a land
of sunny France, in the age of chivalry
--of the latticed bowers of Spain, and
the rustic pipings that floated over Ty.
rolean hills -what were these to the
prosaic citizens of 'Chope ?' r
"Yet the player did no ' though
his efforts-and theye t4PIMAe skill
-excited little charityit e mncltitude
k,." t L g, giu he reum)ed -he vwIlw
ti heshied 'energy, until his frame
trembled with cold, and the spirit of
i-ope gradually retreated before Despair.
Then lie swept the raven curls from his
brow; ard, while the night-dew sodden
ed into his frame, he bent dospondingly
6'No pity for thee, Mariana !' he
ctttered, tearfully; nothing to soothe
wlhe agony and sweat of thy dyiner mo
ments I Alh, why did we leave Italy I'
" 'You come from Italy ?' said a
atrai:ger, approaching the poor -musi
' 'Si, signor.' answered the player;
.nn4 he looked iuploringly . upon his
'uestioner. .'We are from the banks of
.te bright Arno-my sister and I, sig.
or; and the deatli-siroke is on her. Oh,
I4elp me-help me, for the sake of Ma.
"'Mariana 1' exclaimed the stranger,
with a sudden start.
"So wild and-agitated had his whole
c-iuntenance gt-own at the nient ion of
that name, thit a dash of lightning could
scarcely have illuminated his features
with more fiery lutre.
''I'he musician gazed earnestly up:n
the form before him, but saw iothing to
expl in the interest it had excited. The
str er was slight even to attenuation
his hair hung down his shoulders ' iick
masses; and it was not until I , ed
from the pale, mepgre cheek to I ack
eyes and olive complexion. that the
zer recognized sonme of thdra its of a
"'I see it. now, siknor i' said the mu
sician:-'you are from Italy ; you, too,
have dwelt in ny beautiful Florence,
bjeside ihe A rno. Is it not so ?'
"'I hisve,' was the faltered reply.
'' 'Ahid then you know how sad it is
to languish for home, when cast roll
bteten the foot and its native soil,
A ud she,' continued the muisician - shle
raves of the akies of Italy -in the deliri
umn of her parting soul-our poor strick
en MarianalJ-Yout start at that name,
"'It recalls,' said the straniger, 'an
echo o,f youthI, a forgottorn dr.'amn---het it
-"His thin whiitem hands wandered over
his face as if to shut-out the world for a
7monient, or hidte some fleeting emotion.
- -'But you mire ini want,' lie added,
aIter a p)ause-'thenl I will-aid you for
(10o love 4 Italy.--and of Mariana.'
' An4, as dii last words crept from
lin hadh tIe ihmtest iabe~r. he took
the violin from the musician's hand, and
slouching his hat over his eyes, assum.
ed a position beside him on the curb.
"'With something of astonishment,
but more of the Useless apathy of devpair.
the poor player yielded without a re
mark. And the stranger wiped the
damp mist from the strings, and tuned
the instrument afresh, until at last all
was prepared. Then it fell into the
hollow ,of his breast-he raised. the mag.
ic stick with a triumphant gesture, and
a hurst of impetuous harmony came like
a torrent upon the bystanders.
"Alh I alb I the spirit of ni'c has found
i.S master genions now ! It quails le.
fore him; it opens its richest harmonies
with the hand of a prodigal. As the
golden shower fell on Danne, falls the
stream of melody at the touch of the
stranger. Like the low wail of an in.
fant's Inment.atione-like he joyous lanl
of an Italian lazzaroie-like the s
whisper of a maiden who tells her lo e
-hke the mournful sigh for one loved
but lost, steal the golden ngtes frot, the
Ortmona, Every passion has found a
voice, e41r thought of Love, or War,
or lestlessness, or Peace, now flashes
from the striigsin cadences of unearthly
"And Orpheus has charmed the inani
mate things of clay. First. one and then
another pause to listen in bewilderment;
and the iew become many, and the poor
musician's hat grows heavy with the
coins that pour in. . Little sympathy
had the multitude with his sorrow or
famine, but they pay him now, as they
would a successful tnountebank, and he
acknowledged it with tearful tears.
"Suddenly the .'stranger, who had
given no symptoms of surprise at his
success, came tq a pause. He returned
the violin to the player, arrestdd a pub.
-lic vehicle that wts pzesing, and motion.
<ed his.companionto" enter.- -^
" 'Whither will you lead tenow 2'
asked the musician, as they hurried
through the crowil.
"'To Mariana I' replied the stran9e4;
and they drove silently away.
"Following. the direction pointed out
by the musician, they threaded devious
tracks throughout the maze of the great
city. And far from the ha,unts of
wealth, in a narrow, lonely streei, where
the darkness was doubly t1rear, their
conveyanco drew up, and the musician
alig:tcd, followed by the strainger.
"They found admission' by a key
which the tenant produced, and mounted
the crazy stairs for some distance. At
length, the musician stopped at a cham
ber.door. He listened, but was still.
Some anguish shook him ; some dread
to encounter the miAery within, made
him tremble ; but, at a signal fro'm the
stranger, he opened the door, and they
stole unlselessly into the apartment.
"It. required no second glance- to tell
that it was the chamber of the dying.
There was a character about the disar
ray in which everything was scattered ;
there was a charnel breath in the at
mosphlere that'hnng around the lowly
couch, which spoke m plainest language
of the grave.
"The musician drew aaide the curtains,
so that. the light of the lamp fell upon
the occupant, of the bed, revealing a.
female form of rarest beauty. The ap
proach of death had reft no charm fpvm
that mathless countenance, which seem
ed to have gathered up its lustre in'one
expiring flash of lovelineas ; but the long
dark hair streamed in ebony waves
along the pillow, and her eyes were
closed with the-exhaustion that succeeds
- 'She sleeps,' said the poor musi.
cian, kneeling beside , her ; 'anid . her
dreams are not of this world, for she
"As lie spoke, a burning smile lit up
the wanl features of the girl. The nt.
sician was so wrapt in his watchfulness
of her face. that he saw not the agony
which shook the stranger.
.' Still by her, side, the watcher
smoothed hter pilloiw, and drew together
the wanderinig tresses with childlike
fondness. While he btusied himself in
these oflioesof a devoted los'e, her cotun
tenance grew yet mnott bkighit, 'and an
inexplicable. spiletidr plis3'ed'around her
"Suddenly her eyes opened; she
started up from her couch, and, sweep. F
ing the dishevelled hair from her fore- n
head, gazed wistfully -bnud. The fI
stranger stepped forward Vom the sha
dow in which he had s ; her eyes a
fell upon him, and she uttered a wild a
shriek of joy. 8
"'It is he! ' she cried, and her arms E
clung aroung his neck-her head sank c
upon his breast with enraptured glad. 1<
nes,-' it is he /--the lost' lover who C
was mine in happy Flor4oe. Did I i
not say that he would co again, to I
rest upon my bosom I' s
" 'Mariana l'said the stroger, while r
tears fell from his eyel4 summer ,
rain ; 'lottk at me ; say u forgive I
--that you will yet be I
"Again the unutterabi endor rest
od on her lips. ' t
" 'And you have won ftni,' she con- c
tinned, wit hout heeding hit tast words;
Il foretold that. What cotld arrest the
, enins of Paganini I'
" 'Why speak of fame' w?' gasped
the listener through his a; 'tell of a
yourself, Mariana-that will yet 1
live to bleS tine ofI
'- 'Hush I' she exclaimed interrupt.' i
ing him with a hasty geatu Hi%yes 1
grew fixed ; she pressed Ii clner to C
her flutturing heart. 'TIh told me
you were false,' .she whig red in his li
ear; 'but it was not so; $ love me c
now; you have loved me or, and we
shall meet a ain 1' ;. y t
"We will never pat eclamed
Paganini, clasping her f' cally, as if p
to a t her ,waverin t by the c
bon of his embrace, 'le home be
fiint and our hands shall unhed, as a
our duals have been. T4 e.you will r
live, M'ariana, to he' nne . C
I will le thine,'aihe 'hu etl, famn.
ly; "I will be thie-n,' 'eaveni' t
'Asid her he disais sUht11 :t1r c
mheek tdiuched his. A slig,ht quiver t
drept through her frame; a long, de-p. b
drawn sigh escaped, and her loving o
spirit had flow,,. IJ was but the dust
of Mjri a that lay' fulded in the arms f
of Pa1aini I" G
LegUlatura of South Carolina. ti
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1806.
The Senate met at 12 n.
A message was received from the r
House, concurrimg in the Senate's reso- tl
lotion asking the appointment of a Com
mittee on the part of the House, to con- o
fer with the similar Conimittee. appoint a
ed by the Senate, "to inquire and report c
what, arra:gsments and provisions should 1
be made for the election hereafter of ,
Senators from this State in the Con.
grese of the United States, in view of ti
the requirments of 'An Act to regulate sl
the timas and manner of holding elec
tions of Senators in Congress,' approved
July 25, 1866." The House appointed c
Messrs. Mullins,t Haskell and Richard
son the Committee. b
Mr. Sullivan introduced a bill to pro- p
vide for docketing constitutional cases l
in the Court of Errors. o
A message was recei4ed -from the a
House of Representatives, and the Sen- a
ati returned a message of condurrence, to
asking tim Senate to permit a referene ft
of the following resolution to the Joint el
Special Commttte in relation to election
of Senators of the United States, to wit: c<
"Whereas this State is at present ex
cluded from the representation in Con- (
gress to which she believes herself con t<
stittutionally entitled ; and whereps at
this time an election would have to be
mlade inl entire ignoranceo of' the political ti
issues inl whuich the Sta te would .be iln- v
terested at thle time when, by any ap. a
parent probability, sheo would be permit
tLed to exercise her righut of representa- ,
tion; therefore, be it. ,
"Reolvcd, That, in the opinion of t<
the General Assembly of thi,s State, it 0
is inexpediet, to proceed at tlais session tI
to elaet, a Senator for thte next r,anatort- ti
al term of six years, commncning on the se
fourth of MardI text."
A bill to provide for tile admission in
evidence of' wills nmade in thle exection
of a power, received t.ha,third ri-ading,
tts title was changed to an:Ac - and it
w as returned to thle ,ilouse of' Iepresen
tatives. .- '
Mt.. Buist introduced a bil for the j o
*nounIraSet and protection of lauro.- ti
>ean immigration, and for the appoint.
nent of a cominissionor and agents, and
:r other purposes therein expressed.
At h-lf past 12 o'clock p. m., pursu.
nt to orders previously made, the Sen.
to proceeded to the House of Repre.
entatives and voted for Secretary of
Itate 'and Commissioners in Equity in
ertain Districts, which resulted as fol.
)ws: Secretary of State-Gen. Ellison
)apers. Commissioners in Equity
Lbbeville, Wim. H. Parker; Lexington,
I A. Meetze ; Marlboro, C. P. Town.
end ; Pickuns, R. A. Thompson ; I-or.
y, R. E Sessions; Newberry, Silas
ohnston ; Clarendon', D. W. Cuttino;
iiel, H1: A. Gaillard ; Sumter, J. R.
Mr. Thompson introduced a bill rela.
ive to legislation induced by the eman
ipation of slaves.
IOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Senate returned to the House,
n Act to alter and amend an act entl.
ed "An Act to alter and amend the
tw in relation to the method of count.
ig votes in all elections by the peo.
e;" w.ich wore committed to the
)ocnmittee on Engrossed Acts:.
Mr. - introduced a bill to estah.
sh an additional class of flour, to be
ailed Family flour.
Mr. Hutson introduced a bill to ex.
std,te time in which to record lost
IEMitruments in writing;" also, a bill to
rodide for docketing Constitutional
ase in the Court of Errors.
M. Warley introduced a bill to
mend an Act entitled "An Act for the
elief of prosecutors and witnesses in
riminal cases not. tmpital ;"
Mr. Ilanekel introduced a resolu
ion, which was sent to the Senate for
oncurrene; that aee6hnti ofe Sheriifi
)r dieting prisoners shall be audited
the Comptroller at the rate of fifty
r. Perry introduced a bill to
u or extend the time allowed to.the
uville and Columbia Railroad
o*pany to construct a branch of
heir road from some point on their
ain trunk, West of Saluda River, to
onneet with the South Carolina Rail
sad at or East of Aiken.
Mr. Keitt introduced the following
osolutiois ; which were referred to
be Committee on Federal Relations :
Whereas the changed condition of
ur country, producad by the late dis
strous war, is so great as to require
crresponding changeg in the organie
tw, before the entire system can be
orked in harmony; and whereas the
cople of South Carolina are anxious
at amicable relations should be re
ored as early as possible between all
arts of the Union, that peace, pros
erity and happiness may return to the
Resot'ed, That the General Assem
ly of the State of South Carolina res
ectfully invites a convocation of all
e States composing the Government
f the United States to meet as early
a possible in convention, at such time
ad place as the Congress of the Uni
;d States may appoint, to fully and
tirly' -discuss and propose such
tanges in the organic law of the re
ublic as the changed condition of the
>untry imperatively requires.
Resolved, That his Excellency the
overnor be; and ts hereby, requested
transmit certified copies of the fore
,ing preamble and resolutions to his
xcel leney the President of the Uni
id States and to the Governors of the
irious8States comprising tab Govern
ent of the United States.
Mr. Thomas Introd nced a reselution,
hich was agreed to, that it be referr
I to the Committee on the Military
i inquire and repcrt upon the present
mudition of the military academies of
uis State, and to recommend such ae
on in the premises as to them may
etem proper and expedient,
NOND AY DEO!BMBRER 8, 1866,
The Senate met.at I2'm.
Mr. TIlman presenited the ptition of
!YMss M. HI. Bide, pfayln legis1a.
on to tirovide for th -eduoation of
the orphan uhildrdu of ddedascd sol
Mr. Brown offered a resbhltion that
a Special Committee of three be ap
pointed from the Senates to meet and
confer with a similar Committed from
ti House of Representatives, on the
subject of purchasing corit to meet the
wants of the people of this State
which was agreed to.
A bill to repeal the usury laws of
this State was taken up for considera
tion, and after sone time,. passed in
consideration thereof, the yeas and
nays were taken upon the question, as
Yeas.-Hon. J. 3. Kershaw, I'resi
dent pro ten., and Messrs. Arthur,
Brown, Bratton, Buist, Dozier, F'rier
son, Grisham, Itennerv, MfCutchen,
McDuflie, McQueen, Richardsonj
Shingler, Skipper, 'fillnian, Townes,
Townsend, Tracev and Woatherly.
Nays-Messrs, Beatty Charles, Fort,
Sullivan, Thompson, (1 W. Williams,
Wilson, and Winsmith.
lihe bill was therefore agreed to,
and was ordered to be retum'ned to the
House of Representatives,
Mr, Towwnseud, from the Special
Joint Committee appointed to mature
a plan for organizing and establishing
a College, etc,, reported a bill to car
ry into effect the donation made by
an Act of Congress to the - several
States and Terri.tories which may pro
vide colleges for the benefit of agri
culture and the mechanic arts.
Mr. Tracy introduced a bill to
shorten and regulate the publication
of notices to absent defendants in
Mr. Fort introduced a bill to call a
convention of the people of the State
of South Carolina,
Mr. Townes introduced bills to al.
ter and fix the times of holding the
Courts of Sessions and Common Pleas
in this State ; to repeal the Acts es
tablishing District Courts, and to
abolish arrests and imprisonment in
civil suits at law, except in certain
I11OUSE OF KEPR1SENTATIVES.
At 12 o'clock, the Clerk called the
roll, and the proceeding were opened
with prayer by Rev. Mr. Boggs.
Mr. W, A. Moore introduced a bill
to extend the limit to the number of
sureties now allowed on bonds of Com
missioners in E, quity.
Mr. Suber introduced a bill to'
grant jurisdiction to the Ordinary in
certain cases of dower.
Mr. Springs introduced a resolution,
which was agreed to, that the Clerk
be authorized to receive the names of
such persons as may have been omit.
ted in the tax-collector's lists, in their
late returns, to the Governor, who
have been deprived of their limbs; or
who were permanently disabled in the
State or Confederate service during the
war, and that he be instructed to pub
lish and file a list of the same with the
journal of the House, with the view to
a permanent record.
Mr. Wagener introduced resolutions,
which were agreed to, and ordered to
be sent to the Senate for concurrence,
that it is the solemn duty of a State to
provide a proper system of education
for her children ; that his Excellency
the Governor be instructed to appoint
a commission of tl4ee persons to pr
pare and report to the General Assem
byaysetof common schools suita
ble to our altered circumstances and
the i-equirements of the ti'ues ; also,
that the Committee on Education of
both Houses report at an early day up
on reviving our former schools, with
additional provisions for the teaching
of our colored people, until the above
report of the commissiou can be had..
A mystery which quite surpasses 'mhar
sphinx Is astonIshing tie New Yorkers. It,
Is a living human head, resting upon a very
amall cushion, and floating in mid air utdor
a strong light. It. laughs, talks and ret
nizes persons in she hall, bust th~, . o
obvious bodly, and It. loas ait leaasW r4 -
freom the fleer, ceilings andh walls., h.
greatest pisuis ot.