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Dr. Clopton explaiued the object of the mooting to be to take into consideration the best means of continuing the Win chester Female Academy, to some ex tent frustrated by tho death of J. G. Bid dle, the Principal. Whereupon, and on motion, A. S. Col yur, John Frizzell, Rev. A. J. Baird and Rev. F. A. Kimbell were appointed a Committee to present some resolutions to the meeting, who retired and reported the following: Resolved, That it is all-important that this school, the Winchester Female Acad emy, shall be permanently continued. Resolved, That we pledge ourselves, individually and collectively, to support it with out means and influence. Resolved, That a Committee of five be uppointed to take immaJiate steps to se cure the services of a Principal and a corps of Teachers; which Commitie shall, if possible, secure the services of a Principal before the close of the present session. Resolved, That we sustain and appiove the action of the preliminary meeting on yesterday, as to tho continuance of the school during this session. Which resolutions were unanimously adopted; The Chair then appointed Wra. Far r.s, John Frizzell, F. A. Loughmiller, F. A. Kirnbell and A. S. Colyar a commit tee under the 3rd Resolution; And thereupon, on motion, a commit tee, consisting of Jas. K. Shook, Geo.W. Hunt, F. A. Kimbell, and A. S. Colyar, were appointed to present a preamble and resolutions in reference to the death of Rev. J. G. Biddle. Said committee re tired and repbrted the following: "No greater loss has fallen upon our community, since our acquaintance with it, than that which, in the wisdom of Providence, now afflicts us. Our highly esteemed citizen, John G. Biddle, is no more. He died April 23rd, at 10 o'clock A. M. May God, in his mercy, be a Father to his parentless little children. "Mr. Biddlo's place in this community may be rightly appreciated by looking upon the chasm which his death has made. He was not only an example of Christian piety the equanimity of whose even course was never disturbed by per turbations of fortune or misfortune, and upon whose holy walk in life the youth might look as a guide-post but as Prin cipal of trip Winchester Female Acade my, an institution of great worth to this community, he had made an impression, not only upon the community, but upon the country, that will outlive the monu ment of stone which his friends may erect over his grave. Among the vast number of young la dies who were educated under him, not one, we imagine, parted with him without feeling the same sensations that she would have felt upon separating with her lather. Whatevor of opposition to Mr Biddle or the school may have existed, if any, the pupils were his friends. He who only observed the quiet, unobtrusive course and manner of the deceased; he who only saw him upon the street, or even occasionally came in closer contact with him in the ordinary affairs of life, knew but little of his ral worth. That could be learned but by an acquaintance ith his pupils by seeing how firmly nd immovably he was fixed in their af THE WILLIAM J.'SLaTTEIU VOLUME 1. fectionshow, while performing tho elab orate duties' of preceptor, ho had endear ed himself to them, ft was not a spas modic fondness which acts of kindness to children always bring; nor was it the philosophic respect which tho relation oi instructor and pupil ordinarily creates but it was the love and estimation which is inspired in tho female heart alone, by a high-toned, virtuous and exemplary life. Mr. Biddle was not only a ripe scholar, and valuable as a teacher on that ac count, but he was a great moral instruc tor. The fundamental doctrines of Chris tianity were subjects of doily considera tion in the School, nud however much ho valued intellectual culture, no young lady ever entered his School without being at once and continually admonished that this world, and all the charms of life are but vanity and foolishness without a change of the heart. Much as he desired to see his School prosper, and anxious as ho may have been for the advancement of his pupils, he never once .said, "Neg lect your soul's salvation," but like a wise man he always said, "Attend first to the welfare of the soul, ami then j adorn thyself with intellectual embellish ments." The school be'nr' thus directed, j and being in the midst of a religious com munity, where tho Gospel was eontiuu-! ally preached, and where religious in- struclion was continually given, but few young ladies left the School without being made acquainted with the holy influence of the Christian religion. Young ladies who were by him in structed, and whose minds were trained by the moral and intellectual lessons he gave no matter in what land they live, nor what may be their condition in life, nor how long they may have been sepera ted from him, will receive the sad intelli gence of this mournful bereavement with eyes swimming in tears. No family of children could experience deeper anguish and pain than is now exhibited among the pupils of the School, as they weep and mourn over the loss of one whom they loved as a dutiful child loves a kind parent. Mr. Biddle was born in IS 1-1 embrac ed religion while young ami became a member of the Cumberland P. Church ; supported through his days of boyhood a widowed mother, and afterwards by his own energy thoroughly educated himself. More than twenty years ago ho was an acceptable and highly-esteemed teacher of a Male School at this place; was af terwards Professor of Languages in Cum berland College, at Princeton, Ky., and about ten years ago, at the earnest solici tation of many of our citizens, he came here and took charge of the Winchester Female Academy, which position he lias occupied ever since. He was an able Minister of tho Gos pel. All who heard him, listened with great interest to the clear, logical and convincing sermons of Mr. Riddle, lie was by no ituaiis a man of ordinary in tellect. He has left three lovely little children, who will not be forgotten by this com munity. They are just old enough to feel the loss of a dear father, they will remember him, may they be as worthy as he ! His death was calm and quiet-'-taking leavo of his little daughter in the most affectionate manner, and assurirrg his friends that all was well. Resolved, That we, as a community, feel the loss of Mr. Biddle, but we bow to the will of Him who rules all things!" On motion, the following was adopt ed : Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be sent to the Banner of Peace, and the Home Journal for publication. Thereupon the meeting adjourned. A. G. CLOPTON, Chm. W. W. Brazeltos, Sec. April 25th, 1857. TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. Whereas, by thodispensation of Prov idence, death has entered our midst, and at very short notice, taken from our ranks our much esteemed and beloved brother, J. G. Biddle. who became a member of our philanthropic Order, July 4th, 1849, and from that time to the day of his death was a consistent and zcaleus Son of Temperance, therefore, Resolvod, That in his death Mountain Division No. 65 has lost one of its most useful and esmplary members, his chil HOME PUBLISHED WINCHESTER, TENN., MAY 1, 1857. dren a kind and fond father, and this com munity on energetic and enterprising citi zen. Resolved, That although wo reluctant ly part with Brother Biddle, we murmur not, as wo feel that our loss is fiis eternal gain. Resolved, That wo sympathise with the relatives of tho deceased and that wo commend his three little orphan children to tho protection and guidance of tho groat Worthy Patriarch above. Resolved, That the members of this Di vision wear tho usual badge of mourning for thirty days. Resolved, That the Home Journal and Banner of Peace bo requested to publish these proceedings, and that a copy be sent to tho near relativesof thedeceased. F. A. LOUGHMILLER, ARE FRIZZELL, JOS. C. OEIIMIG, WM. FAKIS, WM. V. BEASLKY, Committee. Each member of the Scotch Free Chur ch contributes at least one penny weekly, a vast number contributing more; the collections are forwarded to the great central fund; and at the closo of the financial year, a dividend is declared anion,;' the ministers, which has increased years by year, nntil it has reached seven hundred dollars, the dividend of the year. Each minister has besides, a dwelling and garden, rent free; so that no church in Britain or America provides so well for its ministry. The Sun the Origin of Force. Pro fessor Youmans recently lectured in New York on chemical science, in which he showed the origin of all forms of (orcc to be in one sunbeam. Every existing spe cies of motion on tho earth, whether known as wind power, water power, electric power, or animal power have their origin in the rays of the sun. As an illustration of the Professor's mode of elucidating his argument he stated the reflection of the iron tunnel for railroad trains over ihe Menil river in England, j which is four hundred feet long, was but half an inch under the heaviest pressure of a train. WThen the sun laid upon it some hours it bent up an inch and a hall from its usual horizontal line. Tho Bunker Hill Monument is higher in the evening of a sunnj day. The little sun beams enter the pores of the stone, like so many wedges, and lift it skywa-d. Northern Duelling. Duel the other day at Buttermilk Falls, near Troy, N. Y. Trowbridge, of New York city, and Jewell, of albany, principals at first fire, Jewell falls heavily to the earth, imagin ing himself mortally wounded seconds assure him nothing but powder in tho pis tols consents to live Trowbridge think ing, meantime, he has perpetrated murder in all tho degrees, takes to his heels, and has not since been heard from! A young woman purchasing cups and saucers not a thousand miles from heie, was asked what color she would have. Why, I oin't particular," said she, "any color that won't thow dirt." The streets of New York are thronged at present with foreign beggars. Ladies now dress in the breadth, not the height of fashion. The last extreme in European fashion is crinoline sleeves. Common sense is genius in its working dress. The Southern Pulpit. The Richmond (Va.) Despatch thus replies to a North ern idea, that the Southern pulpit will re spond politically to the Northern politi cal pulpit: "The Southern pulpit has not deserved this injustice. During the whole excit ing period of the last Presidential contest, when New England pulpits were thun dering anathemas against Buchanan, Fill moro and the South, not a single pulpit in all the Southern States was desecrated by political preaching. Not one clergy man in tho whole South prostituted the sacred desk to political purposes. Our preachers, of all denominations, have confined themselves to preaching of the gospel, and will continue to do so, know ing that their Master's kingdom is not of .i ii Tfut.u .r.L. ..... tUcn...u. lUlS IrOri'l. uau vi ti.G inu, wig uuuiti em or Fiee soil clorcy, reflect in their pul pit course the spirit of their Macr? Which are the truest exponents of I nns tianity?" JOURNAL WEEKLY. THE SEXES. The prudence and affectations that for bids a freo and genial intercourse betwqen tho sexes in thntporiod of life when thoir minds and hearts aro being moulded as they will remain forever; the miserable, despicable speculations as to their loves and flirtations; tho pueiilo, and 1 had al most said prurient ideas, us to tho tenden cies of their intercourse, all these, I think, arise from minds and hearts wholly want ing to true elevation. So the high and noble thoughts, and generous and sincere friendships that should huvo place in the society of the young and carry their pure and honest influence into tho yenn of af ter life, arc revenged upon society in tho puling ideas of even children about love and social intercourse; instead of turning the inevitable ideas of young hearts into the current of manly and womanly regard, the older ones smile and simper a litllo about their early loves, until children think it quite cunning to have a flirtation. And awkward boys, instead of acquiring I easo and graco iu female society, grow up into men who present a truly pitiable spectacle ofmixed sternness and unmanly silliness of passions that are beneath con tempt, and a hesitancy as to how even politeness may be received. Girls, too, commit everlasting absurdities by treating men with coldness because they do not want their love, or unaginiug a few decent civilities tho precursor of a proposal. As matters go now, John may not walk up to Sarah in a public placo and talk with her, because tho girls and old women will begin to speak of his "attentions. ' James may not ramble over the hills with Kate with no other thoughts in his mind or in hers but a love of the beautiful in nature, and an iippteciaiion of each oth .. i n i n 1 -- crs tasie, uecausu iurs. iiiuwu ui .iru bella Sniiih will report an "engagement" before evo.iing. Lawrence may not take Lucy on a delightfel-drive, or lend books to Jane, or go with her to a lecture or to a friend's levee, without giving live to silly lancies tn some one s brain, li cami reason or severe criticisms, or ::cathing sarcasm, could effect a change, they should each and all be tried. 1 know for I have not read human impulses without purpose that a better condition of things might be brought about, but the secret of effecting it is not discovered. This is no work for the re ligious moralist, or for the cold, acute philosopher it is for the sun of an enlar ged, genial, social enlightenment to scat ter these mists; ' and when matters arc mended in the ordinary routine of life, far worse matters will come under these bitter influences; the clear sunlight of healthy morality will shine down into many a sink of pollution, and put to shame its inmates who can only live in the damp gas-lit cells and in the foul air; mistress loving Rochesters will become virtue-loving men, and women will be like the Angel nf the Apologue, who sat at man's right hand to record his good deeds in a true and loving heart, and bear to th c great Judge an account of him that would bring him salvation. Southern Interests. The intelligent Washington correspondent of the New York News says that a new singular en terprise is now about to be initiated. It is the publication in London of a South ern States' Rights journal, devoted to the cotton and pro-slavery interests. It has already received the countenance of a great many subscribers in the South, and will, in a very few months, issue its first number. It is proposed to publish it weekly, and to furnish it to subscribers at $10 per annum, which amount, is to cover all the expenses of foreign and do mestic postage. A. Mr. Slocum, of Mis sissippi, is the founder of this enterprise, and it is said that Prof. Dimitry, of Lou isiana, now the translator at the State Department, a man of fine intellect, who wields a forcible quill, and speaks six dif ferent languages, is to be its editor. This paper, he writes, is to plnce the South upon a proper footing abroad, pro mote direct tra.ie, and not tho least of its purposes is to wield a powerful influence in this country. It is argued by its friends th.it its position in London will causo for it a general circulation in all parts of the United States, so that when it speaks it will speak to the whole country. Thus Southern views will become '.horoujhly disseminated; w'rrch i? nt tbr o.;t T PUBLISHER & PROPRIETOR. NUMBER 1G. iwwiwrmmBe The general circulation of all Southern journals being purely local, the effect of their most able articles is limited to tbo immediate bailiwick of their publication. The same writer also udds, that at the last session, an appreciation was made to pay for uri agent of the Department of the Interior, to go abroad with reference to the cotton interests; and says it is un derstood that the Hon. J. F. II. Claiborne, of Mississippi, is to receive tho appoint ment. The effect of tin's mission will be the communication of sotno facts to our Government which will lead to the pro moting of the cotton interests by amend ments to treaties with European States, which, while they pretend to class us as among tho most favored nations, do not, at least with reference to the interest of our Southern brethren, do so. A belter appointment than Col. Clai borne could not bo made, or one more acceptable to the people. Ho is thor oughly acquainted with everything that pertains to the "cotton interest," and would render the agency ofgreat benefit," to the cotton growing States. . - The Mobile Tribune of Wednesday says: We learn that .--cverul letters were ex tracted from one of the mail bags which came down on the railroad from Colum bus, Miss., and money to tho amount of 3, 500 stolen therefrom. Asyetnoclue has been obtained to the thief. Thero was one 500 bill on tho Bank of Mobile, one $500 bill on the Southern Bonk of Alabama, and twenty 100 bills on the Canal Bank of New Orleans. We see it slated that Mrs. General Gaines has commenced another suit in the United States Circuit Court in New Orleans for tho square bounded by Poydras, Circus, Perdido and Phillippa streets. Staring. "Father, I hate that Mr. S," said a beauty the other day to her honored parent. "Why so, my daughter?" "Because he always stares at me when he meets me in tho street." "But my child, how do you know that Mr. S. stares at you?" "Why, because I have repeatedly seen him do it." "Well, Julia, don't you look at the impudent man again when you meet him, and then he may stare his eyes out with out annoying you in the least. Remem ber it takes two pair of eyes to make a perfect stale." BOYS OUT "AT NIGHT, It is one of tho most ruinous, dan gerous, mischievous, things possible. Nothing so speedily and surely marks their downward course. We have again and again alluded to these mel ancholy facts, and must continue to do so while we have strength to lift a pen. It. is ruinous to their morals in all in stances. They acquire, under the cov er of night, an unhealthy state of mind, bad, vulgar, and profane language, obscene practices, criminal sentiments nnd a lawless and riotous bearing. Indeed, it is in the street after nightfall, that tho boys principally acquire, the education of the bad. and capacity for becoming rowdy, dissolute, crimnal men. Parents, do you believe it? Will you heed it? Will you keep your chil dren at home at night, and see that your homes are made pleasrtnt and profitable' or, lake them with you to the house of God, of prayer and praise? IW communications corrupt good manners. A little leaven leavneth the whol lump.' Bcv.mit of the er- pent A Vcslkadle old man says Ut the slandered take, comfort it's only at fruit trees that thieve-, throw stones.' "A Solemn- FV:t". -Th Southern Cultivator says: "It is a solemn fact that no on-, mar riageable girl in twenty can imke really a good cup of coffee." A tact so nerious as this should immediately engage the attention of all marriage able girls. How to swreSen 5o1itudi! shut boy dewn in n cellar 'id give h;m 'r-e tn h m 15--. I'uvf' TERMS OF ADVERTISING. Advertisements of ten lines or less mli be inserted vt One Dollar for iho firM find Fifty Gents lor each subsequent insertion. Very 'liberal reduction made for those who nJvertio by the year, half yoer,. or quarter. HOOK AND JOB PRINTING. BLANKS OF EVERY KIND. PAMPHLETS, PROGRAMMES, I'OSTOS,- CARDS, CIRCULARS, RECEIPTS, FUNERAL TICKETS, DRUO LABEL&, Hi Lit j IlliAJJS, HAND BILLS, &C. MORAL HEROISM. The nrreiil want of the present age, says the New Orleans Creole, is moral heroism, or a disposition and determin ation to do right in all relations of pri vate and public; life. We need men of the iron will of ancient Roman knights, exhibiting the same indomit able courage in the moral and politi cal field that the knights did in the camp and on the battle ground. The men of to-day are not called upon, like our fathers, to engae in deadly strife with mere physical force they arc not. required to fuce the glittering sword's point or the cannon's mouth. Ours is a highera nobler destiny. Would tiiat we were worthy of it! The heroes of tho age and country the men who would live in the heart felt esteem of their cofemporaries, and have their memories cherished and blessed iu the future, must be men whose virtue will yield to no tempta tion, and whoso honesty will tuccumb to no tribe. We no longer have to con tend against tho ambition that thirsts for conquest and power, but against the pride that delights in pomp and show, and the avarice or thirst for gold that ministers to that pride. The prize to be sought for by those who would win distinction and immortality, is not the triumph of the. great general or warrior, but the victory of him who in subduing himself conquers all the world beside? of him who is pano plied in honesty as a Roman knight was in his armor. Such men such heroes are nee ded everywhere in all the relations of life and departments of business. But, in the political field, the demand for them is urgent. The affairs of our National and State Government must be placed in better hands, or the doom of the republic is scaled. No out ward foe can successfully assail us. It is the vipers we cherish in our bo som that will sting us to death. A Sensible Father. The Sunday Atlas says that a gentleman of great wealth in New York, but who has nev er cared to mingle much in fashion able society, recently rettled $15,000 a year on a daughter who had marri ed to his satisfaction. In speaking on the subject to a friend the other day, he remarked he was willing to do the same by his other daughters on one condition; that they married respecta bl", upright and industrious young men. lie did not care how poor they were, if they were only of this de scription, and their characters would bear investigations. Here is a proof that there are some sensible fathers left, though they happen to be wealthy, men. . A Caution. Young men -and many time's middle aged men, too are guil ty of making indecorous remarks of females and from the force of thishabit in private circles of their own, it grows too frequently into a sort of "second nature" with them. Remarks of thi9 kind exhiot the lack of a correct ap preciation of female character and female virtue, and are too indelicate, nt times, for ears or tongues polite to hear or utter. A word of caution from us is therefore not out of pLce for j young inn never to make light re marks upon the appearance or man ners of a young lady in the street or anywhere else. The habit leads to j something worse, and finally, may re sult in everlasting disgrace to the young man himself. And let us add, that in proportion as you respect and help to elevate th? character of ladie3, just in that proportion do you raise vour own char-icter and stand ing in this and every other community. rjfj Thos W. L-.wi. of Burbori county, Ky.,has sold his eight year old jack for five thousand dollars, to Mr. Mays, of Maury county. Tenn. . , - CCr Among the exports from New York, dun r?g th' wrrk, rere ten j printing pfs.i1