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THC ?lr lug Child.
A brook weat dancing on its way, From bank to valley leaning, And by its sonny margin ??y A lovely infant dooping; - The mnnnurpf the pouring stream ?roko not tno spell which bound bim, *4? Like music breathing in his dream, * A lullaby around him. It is a lovely spot to view,- . Within this v.O ld of sorrow, One spot which ut ill retains the hue That earth from heaven may borrow; And such was' this-a scene so fair, Arrayed in summer brightness, And one poor being rested there, One seal Of radiant -whitenest*. What happy dreams, fair child, are given, To cast their sunshine o'er thee? What chord unites thy soul to heaven, Where visions pall before thee? . For wa ottering souls of cloudless mirth, O'er thy fair features beaming, Say not a thought-a form of earth, Alloys thine hour of dreaming! Sleep, lovely babe! for time's cold touch Shall make these visions wither; Youth and dreams which Charm so much, Shall fade and dy together; , Then sleep, wh?o sleep is pure and mild,' Bro earthly ties grow stronger; When thou shalt bo no more a child, And dream of heaven no longer. THE PATRIOTIC LEAP. Before leaving the Vorarlberg, and while now on its very frontier, I would ?wish to keep some record of two very different but yet very characteristic actione, of which this place was the ' scene. As you begin the ascent of the Arlberg from the westward, the ro:id makes two very abrupt; zigzags, being carried along the e<%e bf-a deep pred? ice. On looking down over the low attlements that guard the side of the "Woy, you discover, immediately under you, the spire and roofs of a small vil? lage several -hundred feet below. The churchyard, the little gardens, the narrow streets, and the open "Platz," where stands a fountain, are all mapped out distinctly. This is the village of Steuben. ? strange spot you would deem it for any to hive chosen as a dwelling-place, hemmed in between lofty mountains, on whose black sides the snow is seen in the very mid-summer, surrounded by wild crags ana yawning clefts, without even pas? turage for anything save a goat; but your surprise will increase on learning that twice within the last century lias this village been swept away by falling avalanches. The first time, the snow, meeting in its descent from the motin tains on either side, actually.formed a | bridge over the village; and the houses thus saved wero long regarded as under the special favor of the Virgin, with whose image they were most bounteously decorated. The next ca? lamity, .however, destroyed the pres? tige, for they were mingled in the common destruction. It would be difficult for "gentlemen who live at holne in ease," lo fancy any reason for this unaccountable se? lection of residence, which adds the highest amount of peril to all the woes of poverty. But every traveller has seen many such instances. In every mountain land they are to be met with, and in each of the Alpine passes little groupa of houses-they can scarcely ba called villages-can be detected in spots where access is most difficult, where no feature around indicates any means of supporting Ufe, and where the precautions-simple and effectual enough-against avalanches, show that danger to be among their calculations. How explain this? By what associa? tions have these dreary spots become hallowed into homes? Possibly the isolated lives of these little families of men give them tho same distaste to mixing with their brethren of the great world, ihat is felt by a" solitary recluse to entering into society. Mayhap, too, the sense of peril itself has its ?hare in the attraction. There is no saying how far this feeling may go, so strange and wayward are the caprices of human nature. If you enter any of these' villages, the narratives of snow storms, of fall? ing precipices, and "lavines," as ava? lanches are called, meet you at every step. They are the great topics of these communities, as the movements of polities or tho vascillations of the Bourse are elsewhere. Scarcely one who has reached the middle term of life has not been, at least once, in the most imminent peril; and these things are talked of as the common accidents of existence, thc natural risks of hu? manity! Very strange does it sound to us who discuss so eagerly the perils of the Buss pavement in our thorough lares! It is curious, too, to hear? as one may, most authentically, the length of time life can be preserved beneath the snow. Individuals have been buried so long as three entire days, and yet taken out alive. The cold, of which ,it would be supposed they had suffered dreadfully, seems scarcely very groat; and thc porous nature of the snow, and possibly the chinks and crevices left botween falling l?aseos, have usu ! ally lett air sufficient for perspiration. . That individuajsin such circumstances of peril are not, ?Iways at. least, devoid of their exercise of the faculties, I ro meeaber one insiaape- -which is suiE cientiy conviasing. It "was ia the Vin Mala, about five miles from the village I of Splugen, where, in .the year 1S29, the mtio cabriolet'that conveyed tho . mail was swept away by an avalanche. The calamity was* not known for full seven or eight hours afterwards, when some travelers from Andeers, reaching the spot, found the road blocked np by snow, and perceived a portion of the wooden rail of the road, and a fragment of a horse harness adhering to it, half-way down tho precipice. The guides of the party, well accus? tomed to reason from such sad premi? ses, at once saw what had happened. Conceiving, however, that the driver had boen carried down over the cliff, and consequently to certain death, they directed their sole care to clear? ing a passage for travelers. lu so doing, they proceeded with long polos to sound the snow, and ascertain to what depth it lay unhardened. It was in one of these "explorations," and when the polo had sunk above ten feet deep iato a mass of soft unfrozen snow, that the man who held it found himself unable to withdraw the staff, and called his comrades to aid him. . They soon perceived, however, that the resistanco gradually yielded, and from the instinct peculiar to the "hand" they recognized that it must be the grip of Luman fingers which held the other end of the pole. They immediately bogan to excavate on the , spot, and tn half an hour liberated the poor postilion of the mail cur, who, although hearing the'shouts and cries of the party for nearly an hour over his head, could not succeed in 'making his own voice heard, aud but for the fortunate accident of the pole must have perished. Many curious escapes were told to me, but this appeared most singular of all; and now I come back to Steu? ben, or rather to the wild mountain above it, over which, bv a succession of windings, the roda leads which joins the Vorarlberg to the Tyrol. About one-third of the ascent accom? plished, you come upon an abrupt turning of the way, in rounding which a wide carriage can scarcely escape grating on the rock on oiie side, while from tue window on the opposite, -the traveler Jooks down upon a gorge ac? tually yawning at his feet. Tho low barrier of wtol, which "does not rise i above tho nave of tli^ wheel, is a very I frail and insignificant protection on I such a spot, but when hid from view, as it is to those seated in a carnage, the effect of the gulf is really enough to shake common nerves. A little in? scription upon a stone in this wal] records the name of the engineer-* Donegani, if 1 remember aright-who, deeming this spot the triumph of hi* skill, has selected it whereon to in? scribe his achievement. There ? another meaning connected with th? place, but unrecorded. It could not, indeed, have been transmitted lil? that of the engineer, for when th? event pf which it treats occurred, j there was neither wall nor railing, and the road passed some twelve fed higher up, over a ledge of rock, and actually seemed to jut out above th? precipice. There is, indeed, a memo rial of the transaction to which I al lude, but it stands about twelve hun dred feet down in the gorge below-i small wooden cross of rudest work manship, with the equally rudely in scribed words, "Der Vorspann'i Grab." Now for the story, which happily ii short. It was late on a seVere evening o winter, as a cal?che, drawn by tw< horses, drew up to the door of th? post-house at Steuben; for then, a now, Steuben was the last post statioi before commencing the ascent of th Arlberg. ' The travelers, two in num ber, wore military cloaks and foragin? caps; but what the precise rank, or t what arm of the service tney belonged not even the prying observations c the host could fathom. Their order were for fresh horses immediately t cross the mountain, and although th snow-drift was Ming fast, and th hight dark as pitch, they peremp toril insisted on proceeding. The . po^ regulations of those days were nc very stringent and arbitrary. As postmaster may seem now-a-days, h was nothing to the autocrat that ont ruled the comings and goings of lu happy travelers. When he averred that his horses ha done enough-that it was a saint day-that the weather wa? too bad < his postilions too weary, the case w. hopeless, and the traveler was coi signed, without appeal, to the cons? lations of his own philosophy. It chanced that on this occasion tl whole disposable cavalry of the po consisted of two blind marep, whic - were both too old and weak to temj the cravings of the commissary, who, a few days before had seized on all thc draught cattle to convey stores to Foldfciroh, dfc that time menaced by a French force unhor Massena. The officers, however^ were" urgent in their demand; it was of the last importance that they shotdd reach In spruck by the following evening. At last, half by menace, half by enirt'aty, it was arranged that the two old marci sitould be harnessed to the carriage, the host remonstrating all the while on the inability of tho expedient, and avering that, without a Vorspann, e relay of horses, to l?od at the steepest parts* of the mountain, the attempt would be fruitless. ' 'Nay, " added he, "if you doubt me,.ask the boy who it sleeping yonder, and has been driving the Vorspann for years over the Arl berg." The travelers turned and be held on a heap of straw, in the cornel of the kitchen, a poor little boy. ?whose rayged uniform of postilioi had evidently reached him at third OJ fourth hand, so large and loosely du it hang around his slender figure. H< was sleeping soundly, as well he might for he had twice crossed the moontah to St. Christoph on that same day. "And this book," said one of th? travelers, taking a very tattered ant well-thumbed vol tune which had drop ped from the sleeper's fingers, "ha thia poor little fellow time to read?" "He contrives to do it somehow,' said the host, laughing; "hay, more as you see there, he had beg ctn t< teach himself Frenclu Since he hean that the French army was about t< invade us, he has never ceased hi studies, sitting up half the night work ing at that old grammar there, fo ?which he gave all his month's earn inga." ' 'And what may be his reason fo thia?" said the elder traveler, evident ly interested in the recital. ' 'He has got the notion that if th French succeed in forcing the pass c Feldkirch and enter the Tyrol, that ns he will be constantly engaged n Vorspann on the mountain, his know ledge of French would enable him t. discover many secrets of the enemy as no one would ever suspect a pou creature like him of having learned foreign language." "And his motive was then purely patriotic one?" "Purely. He is poor, ns you sci and an orphan; but Iiis Tyrol Moo runs wann and thick in his veins." "And what, progress baa he made: "That I cannot answer* you, mei Herr; for no ojpe hereabouts knov anything of French-nor, I supposi had he ever the opportunity of testin the acquirement himself. They ai driv.c?H3aejt^I am told." "For the present. * said the eldi stranger, gravely, "hut wo shall ncc all the reserves ut Insprnck to ho! our ground whenever . they renew tl attack. " The sleeper was now aroused to tal the saddle; for, in thc absence of tl regular postilion, the Vorsponn w? obliged to take his place., Still but half awake, tho little felic stood up, and mechanically buttonii his worn jacket, ha took down li .whip and prepared ft? the road. Tl travelers were soon ready, and e many minutes elapsed, the calache hi left the village, and, with the best pa the old mares could accomplish, w breasting the snow-drift and tho fii rise of the mountain. After about i hour's driving", during which Jose] had exhibited'his utmost skill in ta ing advantage of every available bit trotting ground, they came at len g to the commencement of the ste ascent; and there, hanging 'his wh on the isaddle-peak, tho little fell< got down, to relieve his cattle as th toiled up the precipitous ascent. 1 had not gone far, when, happening drop behind beside 4^he cal?che,- wi did he hear but the sounds of. tl very language upon which all his d and night dreams were set! All tl he had remarked of the two travel ?was, that they wore cloak? of milite cut and' foraging caps, and now heard them conversing in Fren< The whole train of events on wh: his mind so long had been dwelli came now forcibly before him. ' 'Fe kireh has been forced; the Frer were already masters of the pass; i few days, they would be over the A berg and in possession of all Tyre Such was the terrible series of eve a few words of French revealed to excited imagination. With this c viction, he drew nearer and nearer door, till he could hear tho very wo they spoke. Now, the truth was, t the travelers, by way of amusing th selves with the poor boy's cocen devotion, had no sooner seen 1 within ear-shot of the ftarri than tliey began speaking French gether. And when they percei that they had gained lus attention, younger ono, in a tone, of assm warmth, exclaimed, "If we do reach Inspruck in time, tho wfcol? country is our own." Then, suddsnly changing to Gor-i man, he cried out: "Holloa, Vorspann, wo are pressed for time. Spring into the saddle, my lad, and use your spurs well, and ye shall have a Bnerisch ducat for your s?ge." . . As if obedient to the command, Joseph mounted at once; and steep as the road was, by dint of spurs, whip and voice, he struck out into a half shuffling canter, the very utmost speed his beasts could accomplish. "With many a shock and bound, the calache sprang from side to side of the narrow road, while the same who last spoke cried out: "So much for patriotism! The pro? mise of a ducat would open the Tyrol from Bregenz to Trent." " The words were not well-uttered when a loud cry rent the air? the horses sprang abruptly to one side, and the calac/tc, with a tremendous jerk, upset; and had not the wheel become entangled in a stunted oak tree, must have fallen over the cliff, where, for a second or two, the horses hung as if suspended, and then, as the strained tackle gave way, fell with a thundering crash into the dark abyss lUtthe last cry of the boy being the war-cry of his Vaterland, "Frei isl H$toU" ,3uch was the. devotion of thiS poor child-he was scarcely more;-that he dashed the blind horses Over. the steeliest precipice of the Arlberg, ready to meet death in its most terri? ble form, if he could involve in his fate his country's enemies. His mangled body was found the following day beside the stream in the glen. The travelers escaped with slight in? jury, tcbrood over their own phhappy trifling with a peasant's faith and a Tyroler's devotion. SOIREES AND INSTRUCTION. YOUNG Ladles and Gentlemen in ?Columbia arc respectfully informed that Mr. P. T. STUAYf IN*JKT wall give DANCING SOIREES, at thc old College O?upeL, on evcrv TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SATURBA? EVENING, with correct instruction of all the dances. The first Soiree will commence on the 22d of August, at 8 o'clock p. m., with a band ot music, of thia city, ?ml r-? freshmen ts at Mr. McKenzie'?) price.-,. Admission, mic dollar ?ach. _ _Aug 15 j5 AlBln??? SUPPLIED ! NEWS FROM ALL QUARTERS! PUBLISHED At tho Capital of Soy th Carolina, O O Xi TX M XS X JBL. V.;:A 1865. ^..il?f iso*. ? e iSSSBT' THE DAILY PHOH1X-, ISSUED every morning except Sunday, in filled with the LATEST NEWS, (bv tele? graph, mails, etc.,)EDITORIAL, CORRES? PONDENCE, MISCELLANY, POETRY, STORIES, etc. Thia is the only daily paper in the State outside of the city of Charleston. The Tri-Weekly Phoenix, For country circulation, is published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and has all the roading matter of interest eontainod in J^ie daily issues of the week. WEEKLY immf A nOME COMPANION. Aa its name indicated, is intended a? a FAMILY' JOURNAL, and is published every Wednesday. It will contain Eight Paj<?s, of Fortv Columns. The cream of the News, Miscellany, Tales, etc., oi the Daily and Tri-weekly will IM*, found in its columns. TERMS-INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. Daily, one year.$10 00 " three months. 8 00 Tri-Weekly, ono year. 7 00 " three months. 2 00 Weekly, one year..?... 4 00 " three months..Ol 25 Advertisement inserted in the Daily or Tri-Wcekly at $ A square for the first in? sertion, and 75 cents for each subsequent insertion. Weekly advertisements #1 a square every insertion. JOB WORK, Such as HAND-BILLS, CARDS, CIRCU ; LARS, SHIN-PLASTERS, eic., ?xeontet1 I promptly and at reasonable ra?>8. 1 JU Ul AX A. SELBY, Jaly31 Publisher and Propriotor. E-> tfec Provisional Ooreraor of tu* SCate of South Carolina. K PROCLAMATION ! WHEREAS Eis Excellency President Johnson has issued his pioilama-* tien, appointing me (Renjoaain E. Perry) Provisional Governor in amt Tor the 8?ate of South Carolina, with power to prescribo, such rula* and regulations as may bc neces? sary and proper for convening a convention of the State, composed of delegates to be chosen by that portion of the people of said State who are loyal to the Pm ted States, for the purpose ot ukuring or amending the Constitution thereof; and with authority to oxercise within the limits of the State all the powers necessary and proper to enable such loyal people to restore ?aid State ta its constitutional relations to the Federal Gov? ernment, and to pr?tent snch a Republican form of State Government as will entitl* the State te the guarantee of tho Rutted States therefor, anet its people to protection by tb?* United State! against, invasion, insurrection and domestic violence. Hov.-, thorefore, in obedience to tbfe pro? clamation of his Excellency Andrew John? son, .President of the United Ctates, I, BENJAMIN F. PERRY, Provisional Coter uor of the State of South Carolina, for Ure purpose of organizing a Provisional Gov? vrniat?nt in South Carolina, reforming the State Constitution sud restoring civil au? thority iu said State under the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim and declare that all civ? officers in South Carolina, who .were in office when the Civu Government of the State was suspend? ed, in May last, (except those arrested or under prosecution for treason,) shall, on taking the oath of allegiance prescribed in tho Prcsidont's Amnesty Proclamation of the 29th day of May, 1865, resume tho - duties of their offices Mid continue to dis? charge them unaer the Provisional Govern-* ment till further appointments aro tua de. And I do farther produira, declare and make known, that it is tho duty of all loyal citizens of the - State of S ruth Carolina' to promptly go forward and toko the outb of allegiance ko the United States, before nunc magistrate or military officer of the Federal Government, who may bi? qualified for ad? ministering oaths; and such -are hereby authorized to give certified copies thereof to the persons respectively by whom they were mude. And such magistrates Cr oftiuers aro hereby required to transmit tb* original* of such oaths, at as early a day UM may be convenient, to the Department of State, iu the oity of Washingtou, V. C. And I do further proclaim, declare and mako know*, that the-Managers uf Elee tions't hronghoiu the State of South Caroli? na wiU hold au election for members of a State Convention, tit their respective pre? cincts, on the FIRST MONDAY IX S?P TEMRER NEXT, according to the laws of South Carolina in force before the sect-sttien of the State; and that each Election hin-. trict in the State shall elect as many mem? bers of the Convention as the said District bas members of thc House of Representa tires-thc basis of represen talion being population and taxation. This will give one hundred and twenty-four members to the Convention-a number sufficiently large to represent every portion of" the State most fully. i Every loyal citizen who ha3 taken the Amnesty oath and not within the excepted classes in the President's Proclamation, willnbe entitled . to vote, provided he wns a legal veter under the Constitution as :t stood prior to tho secession of South Caro? lina. And ah who aro within til? excepted classes must take the oath und apply tar a pardon, in order to entitle them to vote or become meinbers of t ht; Convention. The members ol' the Convention thus elected on the first Monday in September next, are hereby required to" eon vein- in the city of Columbia, ou WEDNEEDAV, tho lbth day of September, 1865, ior the purpose of altering and amending the present Consti? tution of Soutn Carolina, or remodelling and making a new one, which will coliform to tho great changos which have taken place in the State, aud be more in accord? ance with Republican principles and equali? ty of represejitatioji? . And I do further proclaim and make known, that the Constitution and all laws of force in ??outh Carolina prior to tho seces? sion of the State, are hereby made of force under the Provisional Government, except wherein they may conflict with thc provi? sions of this proclamation. And thc Judges and Chancellors of tho State aro hereby required to exercise all the powers and per? form all the duties which appertain to their respective offices, and especially in criminal canes. U wiU be expected ot the Federal military Authorities now in South Carolina, to lend"^fieir authority to the civil officers of th? Provisional Government, for the pur? pose of enforcing the Jaws and preserving the peace and good order of the State. And I do further command and enjoin all good and lawful citizens of the State to unite in enforcing the laws and bringing to justice all disorderly persons, aU plunder era, robbers and marauders, all vagrants and idle persone who are wandering about without employment or any -visible means of supporting themselves. It is also expected that all former owners of freed persons wiU be kind to them, and not turn off the children or aged to perish; and the freedmen and women aro earnestly enjoined to make contracts, just and fair, for remaining with their former owner. In order to facilitate as much as possible thc application for pardons under the ex? cepted sections of the President's Am net. ty Proclamation, it is ?tated for information that aU applications must be by petition, stating the exception, and accompanied with the oath prescribed. This petition must be first approved by the Provisional .Governor, and then forwarded fo the Presi? dent. Thc headquarters of the Provisional Governor will be at GrocnviUe, where all compmnications to him must be addressed. The newspapers of this State will pnUlich this proclamation till the election for mem? bers of the Convention. In testimony whereof, I have hereon to set my hand and seal. Done at the [L. a] town Greenville, this 20th day of July, in the year of onr Lord, K65, and of the independence of tho United States the ninetieth. B. F. PERRY. By the Provisional Governor: WILLIAM H. PUBS*, Private ?cirttary. Joly 26