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V v AlV!b out your row. ;
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1ousii uut for toil or pain, " " 1
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Or if vou shall have passed away .
" 1 ' Ecrere'tTie waving coru-fulJ . . .
a:hU giarfdeii thokunnlaj-. '
. .Sow, nllook pnwrard upw trJ--
the starry light Appear-; , ,;-
"NVhere, in jspiteqf.t ho coward' doubting.
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f -'.V'Vave sown, Jo-day in tir.; ,, , .;
M h'Ui
Once upon. Miinot iu a vcrv saiali conn
trj'iown, b a'consl dcrtilc a ditaiice ifjrotnl
London, there lived a little man iraracd j
ISalhaaielipkin,, whorvas the parish
clrkjof : jLhe. .little town,, and lived in p
1 i ttVe' blouse j o .the-1 i.ttla h igji st rec t, w i t h i n
onJ' rnHnntaj'1 wall- nf ihu .iltl 'll II IV'll
-little, chnrch:
an'd' wTiowaa to lie found every day from
nine till four, teaching a little learning to.
the llttfe1 boy 8 ' Nathaniel Pipkin was a
harmless, inoffensive) godd-uatured jejnr.
with a turned-ujv iiose, aiid rather tiirned
up iu legs, a cast in his eye, and a halt in
" hit gaif; -tid his' divided his tuns between
'. Iherharch'drrtt his School,1 verily believing
thil thefirtxPsted not; on the face of the
earri 90-levef a! nian; as tUe corate;
imposing'aiittpartmeut as the Vestry-room,:
ora-weil-ordercda seminary s his own.'
Onci and wc6 only in his lifey' Nathaniel
Pipkin bad seei a Bwhop a 'real Bishop,
with his arms in lawn Bit-eves, and his
' headtiti'a wtP 'lle hail seen .him walk',
" and ikeafd' hinKtaibr ata confirmati n, oh
J whlehi iftdlneHt6a;oeca3iQti Nathaniel
' Pilwaa'W-a'so overcome11 with revefenee
- : ankywtf,1iert'lhe aforesaid Bishop laid
? ihUhand on his head, that he fainted quite
clean' away, and was borne out of church
iniUt ar'BJi of: tlie."betuile.f.;i .. , vyK'
ifhis.iwas tt'greut event, a trenrendous
; eri jNatHaaiel Pipkiu's' life; and It was
i abpu.titbe'jOBly; o'na, tha bad fcVer occuff red
to 4Mffljnthe,njoo'th icnrre'nt'-afMtis-qiiiet
cxuitericeVhiiappetHng-bne-'fiiie ut'ter
';l ' M-ift'aiiSiXiMt taeb&l ahsCraction.i to
raise lie.yetf'iFrom?thff late on wWeh ihe
:-y . waaeTistff ?8opje.vtrenittdis 'problem
' in tbmpourid addition fri an offending
' nrchi;.to s6Ue.(rthy suddenly- reted r on
. thftbloreiug'lJOHntenanc'e of Alalia Lolibs,
' .; . tbeo1)lyti'nghtcrit)rold;Lobli; the-' grt-at
aaddiMT'Cmr the mm'- ''Now.! the 'ere of
r . " lit - . " " ,
Mi Pipkini had irestejl ten1 the pretty face
, of Jfcrto-Lio&fts maay-a'time-'atid 'oftiiUe
' . ; forei.--cbcnrctt .lawd5lj,her:I: Jitit tlie
: eyes toCMnria JlJjg-lAd''fevlr-1oolid sv
' . V - ..t t l ' n. M . T '-l.il. 1. v.l
- orteat; tneacnee-s-'on oiana nan
neverJXookecEa.' Ti&Iy,as i-upou'-thrA pitr-
ticulc,iwiaioa. ,t;:NJ 'Wouder then-that
NaVbrdelJipkaiwiWC oii1)Je tor take his
eyes from the countennnoeior Lobbs7
.. no wouder-that MisIWa,-hHding her.
. " '-: aelfjartsdi by tf iyoliag; maairwifchdfew,
-bef hepdjjrort tl wjiof(dut'!6f.' which
BUBnhad'wpeOiipewpihgaiid-shutun; ise
- men.and. Mtdle4;dwniftlifa bUndji ttomopia
.- der. thjf,Isvhaaiel tifjplun; iiaineduateiy
' :if there,afi?f, fellipoil the young mrehu wKo
?a had-,prBjf jotiiily plfeiwed,! audi cofijsd , aiiu
' : knocked, .n .it) Ui beartB coiiteutsal AU
v h this jff iery tnwl.laud' tbere'a nfliua'g
at all to wonder .bcjt$t;vHlt?i rwi
' - It is a miitter of' wuiiile,'Vhoiig!ij th.u,
any biie of Mr.;Nathaiiel PipkinN ri'tiniu-;
disposition; -'uervbus temjieraifient, aui
tiiosti particularly . diminutive ihciVme.
iho'hfd froWi thai day fort h, have d-ired'ti.;
asjn're to tlie -hand and heart of the oiily.
laughter of ' the fiery, pld "Lo'jbs of ol(l
Lobbs thergreat saddler, Vfio could h'avt
bought up'the whole village1 at one' strblit
of his 'pen, and never felt tiie outlay olil
Loblis; who was weli known to have heaps
of moneyi invested in the' hank., at' the
nearest'market town- who wns reported
to have couutless and inexhaustible treas
ures, "hoarded up in the iittle , iron safe
with the big key hole, over the chimney
piece in the back parlor and who, it was
well known; on festive occasions garnished
board with a real silver tea-pot, crea ni
ewer, aud ".sugar-basin, whudi he was wont,
in the pride of his liearf, to Least should
be bij daughter's j'ii'0j)erty wlU'h she found
a in an t6 .her mind. ' I repeat it, to be a
matter of ''.profound astonishment and in
tense ' wonder,' . that . Nathaniel . Pipkin
should have had the temerity' to cast hi"
eyes in this direction. '. But. love is blind,
and Nathanitl had a cast in 'his eye: and
perhaps' these two ....circumstances, taken
together, prevented. his seeing the matter
in Ha'' proper lijrht."' ". . ' ' r
" Now, if old L bl)k had entertained the
most' remote dr. distant'' idea 'of the, state
of the affections of Nathaniel . Pipkin, he
would just have razed the "school-robin to
the ground, or exterminated its master
from the surface' of the earth, or commit
ted some other outrage and atrocuv f an
equally fcrbtious and violent doscrij'tion;
for ho was a terrible bfd fellow, tint Looks,
wh'.-n his ()i ide was. injured or his blood
vas'itp. ' S Veaf ! S ich trains of oath
would come, foiling and pealusg over the
va 8ometimi'S,,w!ii ti We was'detioniicing
the" idleness, of ; thii'botty apprentice with
the thi.u ' les", that Na'h tniel Pipkin
wdiild shake in his shoes with horror, unti
t!ie h:iir of the piij.ils' heads would siain)
on end with fri-ht. ' . ;
"Wrll, (lay afier day, when, school vn.
over, and the pupils gone, did Nathaniel
Pipkin" eit him-elf .down at tlie float wiu
d 'nv, and whUe he feigned to be reading a
book, throw Hdeloug r'aucCs over the .way
in search, of the briglit eyes -of -Maria !
Lofls.ii.dr he hadn't sat t hei' inauydax s. j
tiefor'e the liright eyes appeared at an up-,
per window', apparently deeply engaged. in
reading . too. This was delightful. aui
i'lad lening io the heart of Nathaniel Pip
kiii, ' It was soiUiHliiag to sit theie for
hours together, and look upon, that .pretty,
face when the eyes were cast .down; hut
wlienMaria Lohlts liegan t o i;aise her eyes
froiu her book; and dart their rays In the
direct'tou of "Niitluiifel. Pipkin,. his. delight,
and admiration were perfectly , boundless.
At - la'sr, oae day when he knew old Lojjlw
was but, 'Nat ha uft 1 pipk.ui'had the teuier-.
ity to i.4s his h ind , to .Maria Lobbs;. and
Maria Lol.-bs, ititea 1 " of shutting., the
window; and -puliing down the' liliud, kiss-
vtl 'Kert to I.I in, ami sniiJctl.; .t
Xatliauit-I ripkin dvU'i iuined,
. U pon ,hkh
that, come
whit might, lie would develop the state
of his feeling, without further delay.
A prettier' foot, a gayer heart, a more
dimpled face, or a smarter form,, never
bounded so liehtly over the earth they
graced, as' did those, of Maria Lobbs, the
old saddlers 'daughter.- There was a ro
guish twinkle in her sparkling eyes, that
would have made its way to far less sus
ceptible bosoms than that of Nathaniel
Pipkin: and there was such , a Joyous
sound in her inerry laugh, that the sternest
misanthrope must have smiled to hear it.
Even bid Lobbs" himself; in the very height
of his ferocity, couldn't resist the coaxing
of his. pretty daughter; and when she, and
her cousin Kate an arch, impudent-look
ing, bewitching little person marie a
dead set upon the old man together, as,
to say the truth, they very often did, he
could have refused them nothing; even had
they asked for a portion, of the countless
and inexhaustible- treasures,'- which' were
hidden from the light.'iti the iron safe.'"-
' Nathanitl PPpkiii's heart 'beat high
within him, when he saw this enticing little
couple some hundred -yards before him,
one summer's. evening, in ihe very field in
which he had ninny a time strolled about
till night-time, and pom.'eren on' the beatify
of ,Maria "Lobh'sM " But though he; had
often' thought then, how briskly he1 would
walk' hMo Maria Lobbs rind tell Iter of his
pdsioii if: heeould only mete her; he felt;
how that she was unexpectedly before itim,
all the blood in bis hdy'mounting to his
f.ii ei niniiifestlytiy ti p great' detriment off
bitv legsy - which Vh-pHve'd !f! their iismil
pbrtbjii, ''trembled' ben'vatM him?7.' When
l hey 'ht'oiji'd to gat her ti hclge-'fiower, tVr
luttn to a bird. Naihaini 1 Pipkin stopped
tbb;nt preteiidtsl to lit abstrbed in nied'
itationV a: -indeed: 'he really ,:wa;J for. he
was 'thiHkiiig'.what -')ii:i earth, he should
ever"dd,'iwheii tney tunied' hick; iisUhey
iilevitabfynutit 111 tiine;iid'meet:hii Tace
to face,.-'!'ilut thoHsih he : was' afraid to
make p' tifthem.-he couldn't1 bear to lose
-i.1u..p ' - '-...1. '.' . 1. It . ' ii.-...i r.. L
pigiib ui iiicui, -no lieir 1 ury ' -niicui ins
ler he--walked faster, and 'wheti t hey iihg
ered hedirvgered; a hd wheil ihry stopped
he stppped; Taiid so" they 'tnlght hare one;
oii 4iu:(iie '.uarKtit'Sft' prevenien- incur,-11
Kiite had iM)t;tooked;l slily.' liaclc, and eii-i-ouraglngl
hiJckoned1 -Nathaniel -W ad-vance.-tiiTiicre
was Mnetlmiiif.fin Kate's
yiatrirer 'thut'as llot to lie resisted, and so
iNathaiiieltPipkiut comied -wit"hthe inyU
tatiou;; and after a great deal of blushing
ij oii his part, and immoderate laughter' on
liat of ihe wicked little cusiu, Nathan
iel Pipkin, went down on his knees on the
lewy grass, and declared his resolution to
remain there forever,, unless he was per
mitted to rise the accepted lover of Maria
Lobbs. Upon this the .merry ; laughter
f .Maria' Lobb rang through the calm
'"' ven i ng ai r without seem i n g to d ist tiro
it, though; it had such a pleasant sound--nd
the wicked little cousin laughed more
immoderately than before,, and Nathaniel
Pipkin blushed deeper than ever. At
length, Maria Lobbs being more strenu
ouslv urged by the love-worn little man,
turned a ay her head, and whispered her
cousin to say, or at all events Kate did
sav, that she felt much honored by Mr.
Pipkin's addresses, that . her hand and
heart were at her father's disposal, but
nobody could be insensible to Mr. Pip
kin's merits. As this was said with much
rravity, and as Nathaniel Pipkin walked '
honie with Maria Lobbs, and struggled
for a Tcis;s at parting, he went to bed a
happy man, and dreamed all night long,
of softening old Lb bins, opening the
strongbox, and marrying Maria. .
The next day, Nathaniel Pipkin saw old
Lobbs go out upon h:s old grey poney,
and after a great many signs at the win
dow from the wicked little cousin, the ob-
jeet and meaning ot wiiicti ne count oy no
means understand, the . bony apprentice
with the thin legs came, over to say that
his master wasn't corning home all night,
and that ih'? ladies expected Mr. Pipkin
to tea, at six o'clock' precisely. How the
lessi i ns": we re got through that day, neither
Nathaniel Pipkin nor -any of his pupils
knew any more than 'you do; but 'hey
were got through sonn how, and. af
ter the boys had gone, Naihaniel Pipkin
jook till full six o'clock 10 dress himself to
his satisfaction: not that it took long toj
select" the garmeuts he should wear, inas
much as he hadjio choice about lheinat
:er, but ihe putting them on to the best
advantage, and touching them up previ
ously, was a tusk of no inconsiderable
diluctitty or importance.
- Tkere was a very mug little party, ron
sistii g of Maria- Lobbs and her cousin
Kate, aud three or lour romping, good
humored, rosy-cheeked girls. Na'haniel
Pipkin had occular demonstration of the
fact, that even the juniors of old Lobb's
treasures were not exaggerated. ; There
were the real solid "silver tea-pot, creanv
ewt r. and sugar-basin, on the table, and
real silver spoons to stir the tea with, and
real china cups to drink" it out of, and
plates of the same, to hold the caks and
toast in. The o-ily eyesore in the whole
place, was another, cousin of Maria
Lobb's, ami brother of Kate, whom Maria
Lobbs failed "Henry," and who seemed
to keep Maria Lobbs all to himself up in
one corner of the table.. It's a delight
ful ihing to see affection in families, but it
may be carried rather too far, and Nathan-1
iel Pipkin conld not help thinking that
Maria Lobbs must be very particularly
fond of her relations, if she paid such at
tention to all of them as to this individual
cousiu. After tea, too, when the wicked
little r cousin . proposed a game at blind
man's buff, it somehow or other happened
that Nathaui 1 Pipkin was nearly always
blind, and whenever he laid his baud upon
the male cousin, he was sure to find that
Maria Lo'ibs was not far off. Aud though
the wicked little cousin and the other girls
pinched' him, and pulled his hair, and
pushed chairs in his way. and all sorts of
thiugs, Maria Lobbs never seemed to come
hear him at all: and once once Na
thaniel Pipkin could have sworn he heard
the sound of a kiss,, followed by a faint re
monstrance from Maria Lobbs, and a' half-
suppressed laugh from her female friends.
All this was odd very odd aiid there is
no saying what Naihaniel Pipkin might
or might not have done,, in consequence,
if his thoughts had not been suddenly di
rectcd into a new channel. .:
T'e: circumstance which directed his
thoughts into a new channel was a loud
knocking at the street door, and the per
son who made this loud knocking at the
street door,' was no other than old Lobbs
himself, who had unexpectedly returned,
and was hammering away, like a colTiu
maker: for he -wanted' his supper. The
ularming intelligence was no sooner com
muitiealed by the . bony apprentice with
4he ih'ni ; legs, than the girls tripped up
stairs to Maria Lobbs bed-room, audi the
male -cousin": and :Nathauiel Pipkin were
thrust into a couple of closets in the sit'
tiiig-tooiii, for want -of -any better places
of concealuientjuiid when' Mai ia Lobbs
aiid the. wicked little ;couilu . had stowed
1 hi iu uwiiy,;and put the:.tooin , to rights,
th'-y opened the street. door to old.Lobt)
w ho had neyer. left off -kuocking siucv he
tiist l.egan. .: :. :' ,-hA s .!.' !o.:a '.
-i Now it did unfortunately happen' that
old .Lobbs.-bting.. .very; , hungry; was jybh
st'rousj cross.; .: Nathajnel uiSpkiu'; could
hear, him growling a ay likn an. old pias
iitf vviih a bore tliroat; and whenever, the
unfortunate' apprentice: wiih ihe;thju legs
caiue -into . the -s room, .so -surely , did bid:
Lobbs coin ii)ence ; sxyeuriug ntuhim in:
iuost-1 Sr icetiie aud ferocious.tuamvtr;
thoig,h ,appreutly .:WUh no other-.end or
objuct, than.;vhatt ofeatiiig. his bosoai by
ihe Uicdiafgo pf a few superfluous, joaths.
At'; length sonic supperj which had been
wafmtng up, was placed on the table, aud
ihten :oji Lobbs fell to,.: in. regular - style;
aiid, having made clear work of it in- 0
um'ekissed Jiuiaughttraand demanded
his pipe:' v .'I;-. .V VU;'b;I--''-
-..Nature, had placed Nathaniel Pipkin's
knees .in very close jaxta-position, , but
when he heard old Lobbs demanding his
pipe, they knocked together, as if they
were going to rethice each other to pow
der; for, depending from a couple of hooks,
in the very closet in which he stood, was
a large bro'-vn-Meinmed, silver-bowled pipe,
which pipe he himself had seen in the
mouth of old Lobbs, regularly every after
noon and evening, for the last live years.
The two girls went down stairs for the
pipe, and up stairs for the pipe, and every
where but where they knew the pipe whs,
and old Lobbs stormed away meanwhile,
in the most wonderful manner. At last
hs thought of the closet, and walked up
to it. It was of 110 use a little man like
Nathaniel Pipkin pulling the door iu
wards, when a great strong fellow like old
Lobbs was pulling it outwards. Old
Lobbs just gave it one tug, and ojen it
Hew, disclosing Nathaniel Pipkin standing
holt upright inside, and shaking wiih ap
prehension, from head to foot. " B'ess us!
what an appalling look old Lobbs gave
him, as he dragged him out by the collar,
tfnd held him at arm's length. .
"Why. what the devil doyou want here?'
said old Lobbs, in a featful voice.
Nathalie! Pipkin could make no reply,
so old Lobbs shook him backwards and
forwards, for twoor three minutes, by way
of arranging his ideas '"or him.
"What do you want here?' roared Lobbs.
1 suppos'e.yitt have come afier ray daugh
ter, now.' ' .
' Old Lobbs merely said this as a sneer:
for he did not believe that mortal presunip
lioti could have carried Nathaniel Pipkin
so far. What was Ins indignation, when
that poor man replied
"Yes, I did, Mr. Lobbs I did come
after your daughter. I love her, Mr.
Lobb ' ' ; ' ' ' '
'"Why, you snivelling, wry-faced little
villain,' grasped old Lobbs, paralysed at
the attrocioiis confession; 'what do you
mean by that? Say this to my face?
Damme, I'll throttle 3 tu.'
It is by no means improbable that old
Lobbs would have carried this threat into
execution, iu the excess of his rage, if hi
ami had not been stayed by a very unex
pected apparition, to wit, the male cousin,
who, stepping out of his c oset, and walk
irg.up to old Lobbs, said- ;
"I cannot allow this harmless person,
Sir, who has been asked here, in some
girlish frolic, to take upon himself, in a
very noble manner, the fault (if fault it is)
which I am guilty of, and ready to avow
love your daughter, Sir; and came here
for the purpose of mtetii.g her.'
Old Lobbs opened his eyes very . wide
at this, but not wider than Naihaniel Pip
kin. , ......
"You did?' said Lobbs, at last finding
breath to speak.
"I did.
VAud I forbade you this house, long
"You did, or I hould not : have been
here, clandestinely, to-uight.V :
I am sorry to ncot d it of old Lobbs,
but 1 think he would have struck ihe cousin,
il his pretty daughter, with her bright eyes
swimming in tears, had not clung to his
' Don't stop him, Maria, said the young
man: if he has the wi.ll to strike me, let
him. -I would not hurt a hair of his grey
head, for the riches of the world.' . .
! The old man cast down his eyes at this
reproof, and they met those of his daugh
ter. I have hinted once or twice before,
that they we're' very black eyes, and, though
they were tearful now, their influence. was
by no' means les'semd. . O.d LoUbs turn-r
ed his head away, ! as if to avoid .being per
suHrtd'ly ihem, when, as fortune woidd
have it; he encountered the" face of the
wicked iittle cousin, who, half afraid for
her brother, and half laughing at Nathan-,
iel Pipkin, presented as bewitching au ex
pression of countenance, with a touch of
slyness ilijit too, as any man, old or young,
need look n pbii. She drew her arm coa x
ingly through the old lnan's, and . whis
pered tbmethiiig in his ear; aiid do . what
he wouldold Lobbs couldn't help break
ing out into a smile, while a ,tear stole
down his cheek, at the same time. .
' Five minutes after this, the girls, were
brought dbwu fibin the led-rbuni with a
great deal of giggling and modesty; and
while the young people were making them
1 s jives perfectly happy, old Lobbs got down
his pipe, and 6'nokeu it: ana it was a re
markable 'circumstance about. that partic
ular pipe of tobacco, that tt was the most
1 ' .' .1 .i. i!.. i..r..i ' :.:."i...' ....j ..
SOOlUll'g auu uciijjuuui v"o. uc cui muuh-
el: V '-''
Nathfliiitl Pipkiu thought it best o
keep his own counsel, and by so doing gra
dually rose iiiwhigb favor with old Lobbs,
who taught niu to smpiye 111 iime; aim iney
used to sit c)it in the. garden., on , the fine
evenings for .many, years afterwards, smok
ing and drinking in great state. He soou
recovered the effects ;of hisr attachments,
for we find, his name- in the parish register,
as a witness to'' the; marriage of "Maria
Loblis tpltey cousin; and it also appears,
by irefcreiice to other' dbcuinen ts, tint '011
t'h ydght' of the wedding,; he was incarce-5
:fatpd iii' The village, cage, for having,' Jii
a stage'of extreme "intoxication,"' commit
ted sundry excesses in the streets.Mn all of
Uhieli he was aided and abetted by' the
bony apprentice with the thui legs
Water drinkers ' are never fjritiik
nor uevcr run in debt: "" Try it. - -; "t
Tribute to J. I. Thompson.
Pursuant to notice the Students of the
Barnesville Classical Institute convened
at the Academy, on Friday, Oct. 1 ?, 1 85(5,
The meeting was organized by electing J.
C. Parker President, George Mason, N.
Fowler and' J. S. Hamilton 'Viee Presi
dents, and W. Weyer Secretary
', The object. of the meeting was then
made knonn to , he the reading of the
' Literary Casket," a paper published by
ihe Philophonean Society of this Institu
tion, and further, the adoption of resolu
tions, expressive of the sincere regard in
which Mr. J. I Thompson is held by his
pupils; and their sincere thanks for the
kindness, and rapidity, of his instructions;
also their lasting regrets that he is about
to retire from the position of a Teacher.
On motion, the President appointed a
Committee to draft resolutions, composed
of the following persons,, viz:. Messrs.
Jus. Smith, J. Cool Griffith, W. E
Stamp, W. Liun Reed and A. Lash.
During the absence of the Committee,
neat and appropriate speeches were de
livered by Profs. Thompson aud Alder,
in which Mr. Thompson expressed his
thanks to the students, and his heartfelt
regrets at the certainty of his retirement.
Afier the above addresses, commendatory
remarks were made by students, during
which time the Committee returned,' aud
offered the following resolutions, 'which'
were unanimously adopted: : .
Wheueas, Our much esteemed instructor,
Mr. .1. I Thompson, who has for a
number of years been a Teachtr in this
place, and for the past three years been
a most diliigent and untiring Profissor
in this Institution, by which he has
gained au imperishable reputation
among his students, aud aU who kuow
him; and, where, he has now express
ed his determination to retire, owing
to the loss of health; Therefore, be it
Resolved, That we, the Btudents of this
Iusti utiou, his friends, are exceedingly
lion iu. which he had so industriously aud -
successfully engaged, and that our school
has to. be left without his assistance, a po
sition which fs difficult and laborious
the Mathematical. Department.
Resoloed, That if, for the present, we
must be separated, as teacher aud as stu
dents, we jet entertoin the hope that his
health may soon be regained, and we may
yet have the opportunity of receiving lit
erary instruction from him. :
Resolved,' That as for ourselves the
present students we offer our ' kindest
regards for' the care and industry he has
ever mHiiifested towards us while under
his government as pupils, and as for thoKe
who have left bur Schonl, we have to say
for them, that we never yet heard a dis
senting voice as to his qualifications as a
teacher, or to his character as a geutle-
man . . ', ' ' . ;
,. Resoh-cd, That should Mr.. Thompson,
(whom we shall ever be glad to call by the
endearing name of friend,) no more en
gage in teaching, we tender our best wishes
for . his success in whatever business he
may engage."" " -' - ' ' '"."! '; , .
Resolved, That we, as the students of
this Institution, extend our henrtfilt and
sincere thanks to the remaining Professors
for their untiring assiduity, in imparting
instructions to us, their pupils, and hope
this Institution may long retain the repu
tation- for which it is so justly celebrated.
; On motion, The Secretary was instruc
ted to have the proceedings of this meet
ing published "in the Belmont, Monroe,
Guernsey aud-Nbble county papers.
Ou motion,. The meeting adjourned!
J. C. PARKER, Prcst.
G. W. Wetek, Sec'v.
' Kismng. Kissing is an accomplish
menl that stiouiu torm a part 01 every
gentleman's education.- A man that.is
too bnshful to kiss a lady, as ilrs. JMal
aprop would say, when all was agreeable,
is" a poor good fornought, a lost sinner,
without a hope of mercy. ,,; Don't
bungle the matter by a five nitnutes tor
ture like a : cat playing, with .a mouse.
Kiss a girl deliberately sensible all. the
time of the, great duty you are performing
but remember also that a kiss t o be en
joyed in its full . flavor, should be taken
fresh, like champaign: just from the flask
Ah! then you get it in all its airy spirit-
uelle raciuess. If you wish a sentimental ,
kiss--and after all perhaps they are the :
spiciest steal your, arm around her waist,
take 4ier hand softly in your own, ond.then
tenderly drawing her toward you, kisa her
as you might imagine, a zephyr to do it!
We never exactly timed the accomplish
ment with a stpi7vatch, ; but we've no
doubt the affair miightt be managed very
handsomely in ten seconds.: The exact
point where a lady .should.be kissed may
be deteriiiied by the intersection of two
imaginary lines, pve drawn perpendlcuUir
down, the centre of tho face, and the other
passing , ai right., atiglo through ; the
niOUth. ... :' , .. .ti-jpA cuiii::!
v. tLcj us beAyarQ'Q jtidging! ourv
sejves bv ;'wb'at otltcrB think of .. . '
, FOR THE ATLANTIC TELUGt R A P il . .,. . ;
C0B.K Harbob,, Sept. 1, 1856.
On application being made to the Amer
ican Government .they, .with a most land
ible zeal for the , promotion of this great
national work, expressed their readiness
to render to the projectors of the Allan
tic Telegraph 'every possible assistance;
and the Sacretnry of the United Stales
Navy, Mr. Dobbin, courteously placed at
their disposal the Arctic' vessel most
fitted for the purpose, and a. selection of
officers whose known ta'euis and expe
rience iu. this particular department of
nautical cieuce leaves nothing to be de
sired. Lieut. Berrysnau, who had already
once taken soundings across- the Atlantic,
was appointed to command ; this expedi
tion, withfthe object of repeating aud .ea-
birrriiKr his former ob:erv.tioiis: Lieut.
Strain, whose zeal and energy i:i com-
m.iiwi r th niM-;i.ni TiUvivti Tv-rnpfl itinn
as well as his love for, aiid attattimeiits in,
science.qualified him for this ouice;aud3ir
Mitchell, as acting master, who had ,'ac
cbhipauied, Lciut.litrryniau on the former':
occasion: these, with a full complement of;""." Vu a ponbier, is qu wo
othPi-oncers, and til en sneeiallv chosen for
the onroose. have -done their work nublv.
All. from the hiiihest to. the' lowest, have i
thrown their hearts fully into, the , work,
and it has indeed been well dwueTr-eveu
those of the 'seamen who should have been
below, have been seen creeping from their
hammocks at midnight," to-watch the re
turn of the 1-sad, and to learn the result iu
some of the deepest souudiug. , Tha track
thus subjected to repeated and criticalsur-, '
very extends from St'' John's, Newfouud-!
land, to Valencia Bay, at the south-western
e.-remit? of -Ireland, a distance of 1.540
nautical,, or I, "J JU statute njilss, -
Within these. limits, on a ' course
resoo.iaiug 10 me nae 01 mc -great-cireie ;
t 43 I
' a -E
sailing, bouudsngs nave boeu taken -at in-,.
- 1. ;
.ervls of about thirty miles, end in each j
iiistftuce ;(by uieaus of quills affixed to the
bottom of the sounding apparatus)a sani-
lle or specimen of lh ocean bed has been
ootaiucu. . . . . 1
These samples are now undergoing close j
microscopical examination; but -eVcn ; the
fi.t fnii'tfitrif n .lKtP nlCf.trtcrl nil nliunrlanta
recent or of fossil infusoria, so delicate,
and yet so perfect, as to afiord a' guaran
tee of the entire abience of any curreut or
movement of: the water. : at these - great
depths; thus confirming iu the; most, satis-,
factory, mauner the results of the previous
soundings. Not a single rock bus- beenJ
met with, not a particle of gravel "or sand
has be-n brought up, but-it appears 'as if
nature had provided a bed "soft as a snow-'
bank,", to use Maury's own words, for the
express purpose, of receiving a telegraphic
cable. . ,
Lieut. Berrvmatt says that he is' satis
fied that the lead, with the sounding ap
paratus, has frequently buried itself ten or
fifteen feet in this. soft, material, aud he
doubts aot that the 'cable " will likewise
sink, and imbed itself in a similar manner!
Tiie greatest depth attained has been two
thousand and seventy fathom (about: two
and one third miles); but perhaps th most
remarkable, and at the same time the most
satisfactory result, is the perfect confirma
tion which these ' soundings ; give of the
opinion expressed by Lieut, Maury, as to
the-existence ot a great ; Cat? or. level: at
the bottom of the ocean, unparalleled by
anything on .the 'surface Of the earth", and
whieh he : proposed to name ''The .Tele-
graph Plateau?. Fbrmbre than thirteen
hundred. miles the hed of the, Atlantic, -in
ihe direct line of pur . track, ? is fouud -by
these soundings to present almost; un
broken level plain. Nature has thus
placed no obstacle in the Way of this uu-
uertakiug, winch may not, by cautious per
severance, bo overcome; nay rather (if we
except the enormous leugth of cable ,w hioljr
will be required,) it would seem that the
Hue to be followed by the Atlantic cable
presents absolutely fewer engieerinsr dif
ficulties than the shorter ; route ( though
more com plex; from thenati're of the bot
tom) ou which the Mediterranean. cable j
must be laid. ..tj,:,. ,,.,.1
As many of your readers niay lie inter
ested in the nature"' of the" process and
mechanism by which V these soundings are
obtained,; 1 wjli briefly describe; it, inclos
iug you at the eame time,, an .illustrative
Sketch. . . . r, .. , . .... ... . , . ..
. The vessel being lihove lb," '-amt made
to remain as stationary as'posible, the lead
is dropped into -the water from a pully on
the fore yard arm, and carries with it the
Hue, which, in Hs dcK'ciit, , nt Ci st very
rapid, gradually dmiSMish'c?sf m . speed, 111
couscq'u'eitcc 'of " tho graaual.y ' iacrons-
ing friction ot the line. I his dinntu
ution of speed at dift'e.rent.deptlis hag been
accv.ratvb noted by Lieut. Berry man, and
is remarkable, uciionn. ..... Ihe descent 111
tbe eleeper "fcuudnigs uiuiilly occupied
about three hours'. The ' arrangfeiucnt of
the njeehasiUni is: such, that the moment
the rols carrying: the quill touches, the
bottom, Ihe wires, which, were "previously
supported .by hooks become detached, and
allow the escape - of the' lead;' . while the
qnills and the register, which arc attached
' .. , .t ...i?.' 1 1
raore easily; drawn -. uji in; StiJ!
for hu
to the roa, mus relieving 01 us loau, &xf"KUi. iu iua:'- voiauj iii--
small stcam-ekgine attacheU teethe'"!,
having two . oscillating yJindoMpitkoki
piston-rods work .direct .upooTcraHltj 7.;
the axle of the reel; by this, tnean lbt ;
raising of the apaatus'occTiptesr less tfinp y.
than' its descent:-5 Still !t:is'a'sTbW jrfwMsV'
andr't)cca8ionally, frm'ilw'' oedrrenew jT .
a knot or twist i.a. .thfeio-L-ita-Jri! tea;;.;?
snapped at the' pnlly wbearij.rf(V';::
and the whole labor, tlw, 8ona4bg,'.to V
gether with the raparafns' ahft JpocimensV
have been oztlXn&o lttMiraU&''&w& L''
'. i' i.i r.yi H'jS la , .
.PTIW. . r '
The Sierra Citizen, edited in c ipirite
manner among the mouutairis ot Califori.
nia, has the following 'liUla : cKopieioii.;
finv . '--y. t .v-. i'iT '
- It V -
"We like fun
'It li a great institutioKf . ; :
If it
justs the equipoise of Ufet,rneIlow-the-!
'Ilps'l' nila'illi lAn'"'l-i-'-1 iCi I'll?-
If it was to corns to that, wc should rotf
for it with a' big ballot- Fun: It U what 1 .
keeps most of us from getting 80nr-Mt ad-
Pksh' .0?Ih3
I ses 0Ke right when Lis tendcncv laanoth'."'"-.-"'
Lis tendency isanoth
er way. V Blessings to;'the nian'wornan
or who or what else, invented fun. o iIow-r
iniKh ha3 it done fef you, readcr.iyonrself ;
s,cU1 - 1' Bron- Jcii"s, and the rest, plb,;
liates faa wliat' ' 'brute.'' pirk.
&'iny; sepulchral,'! cold."1 BahT Ere
bodJ -voids lum ; And then wemk'i'wM!
recoil from or.-. repalae-. twlA: Cotucieaef
and the Crimea, what beincsl; . Hereon-.
teuance is an" appalling cloud her voicf
of th' ' tbmb-her ;'dispositron, a'crbss 1 be- '4 I
t ween t he 1 ost! skip of lemdii r and ""rieinii1 ?
john of sulphuric aeidl-r" Ugiif 'TrWiyWrt -1.
jour eye, your; nana tram fcefc.T JStte'n
f - bfr spoiled iu making. growing, or keepri '
ln- Fu,l!. .What would the ..world do
wlthoat llJ Mown and Joe MUIer' fpr- .
:eTerjj ! -n sanguine roiet arr'to
uatore so is fuu; to inalTsMw6ul1i97&TlC'',:
a 1 f rin iiiAcniR 'vni'a 1 v . v .
vr - n t xt j i :;.'; -1
VohMol-rt' Vflwo -ennHa fWK t rl aWT. iT
- -. . , 1 1 - ri;
rare sneciciin of a- newspaber-prospecttts1.10
, 1 M , .. ,f , . PCVfc""
will (a.s far. as lieard ffin) p&eattfijfofvfyfi' J,--trol
the Printing Institution, aboye weas. v
tioncd. ' He is a Democrat arida Yarmer J
goes for Buck' & Brccfe ? Hog and Hoa-37' -:
ony, and: individual independence. Is-nhi'ds? - .
; Squatters in favor of patroniting 11 a-
whose aim shall jbe o crush t out rftiJ An j"
all places, down to Land" Sharks, "and -Jib . .
Jraild'ap the interest of Tibndage" settler17
are. hereby informed that toe-Vewt lithtit
pai)er. : ;-:.. .,.--' .,- -; 3v .vilsjb. of"
' Politicians will be js'aip, hinned;.ajjd)
boiled for weekly consumption of Sub8crLv
bers, as often as public 'tasie "my" yequiro.
while those' that rot Out' theTmselTtiv' iitff
be removed with as little stench a'bi9,
b!e, and in a manner, not. to,; offend.''thtf)
most fastidious. i e
The. over-scrihed has never -been wlii
ped, and it is at' present his intention por-.
er to be; while Colt's speaking xtrOTipetL:i
coalinue to utter their-melifluent ttbtes'aV'54
sighi,;and hia legs continne their 'presentit
amount of celerity.-. .Thswho.waojt.tof
Aews can have it as.
those who don't' want"
librant persons who can'
'-' ' .' -." . ..; y.ah(I
' ETPood . reasons jforiiruifightlngtoa
duels are. in , demand, about these timesj;
and we recall none "better, thaia the, on
given" by a celebrated French 'dullist'4 fe1
the name of E vremont ' ' He had approach'.0'?
ed a perfumed 'dandy; and being disgirsta si
ed with the aroma that met his- nosejiio5
''How shockingly" that m&n smellst?",
Tho sweet-scented party ' resbt red' H-
above t stated. and.,.
it; are 'prribjibiy Taj ':
t read.-'"" -ln
snuff the iii8ulterrsf blood, aodj sen V him a "
challenge, .which t.he-; wily and, wUtj,u,el
est declined in these words; .
, '-Were foxx to 'kilLtn'e "you would 'not
smell the less; and were I to: kill yb ,"y6ut
woujti smell the more."1 y.vo H.
Ar AwiCLSi'prosmojt Some
says that the destiny of the : world 'often
hangs on the .smallest trifles! ''ArlrttlO'0u
miff between Charles Bonaparte" "and tWjf''
love LeU.tia might have broken off a ma?0
riage. vvhich gave birth ta: KopoJeost, .ftadaifr
the battle of YaterloOi ,To wtch.tWejjf
Chicago Advertiser' says -'Yes that" i
the fact. Suppose a 'little m ff.Mrad taken
place between . Adam, andjV EveVit.Wha,t;
. : . .. ..... ..... . . l ,
MbKMON'isM.---Late- Europeari'-idVle-5
state Monh'onisni.is mating sricb)rbgmstU
in Denmark as , to. excite -r considwabl4woI
alarm in - the minda (f . religious. and.e, ,
fleeting men. petitions have beea seAt,
iu large numbers to the Government, aslt ,
inar that the ; Mormons may be restrictee.,'
....... .1 :r.trJ il.s.'l' i a
trom ine more puouc pracnco 01 iperrcer
ct -.aoiJiit
r w
C-'Julius, dar's a gwine to
race to-div." Wot is it,' Sam?'! 'WutJ
inmi vo:i i ii4va ug iiiiib-uini.i-uai
lengod the telegraph to trot nfty mflei ', j
fore a wagon."1 "Well, I'm goin'to havi
a race mvself." V' What for?"! 'Sweep-''5
slakes, to be sure," ' ": ' ' ' ' l' 1 '-f ''"li"
' . aA.f; h -ilT-
gTA clergyman, in ; dlscoutae mul : ;
Christ iau charity -.told his, hearers thaVpiVK 5
occasions when tl ' "rc.called upon to , ; . " i
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