Newspaper of The New York Herald, 6 Şubat 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 6 Şubat 1842 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. Vrv? \ork, Sua lay, Kvbriuuy fl, 1?I4, Cangrru, What singular sceues are exhibiting in Congress! Mr-* is making some remarkable historical I disclosures, which would be extremely interesting il they were published in the shape of a "Journal''? "iaemtiMaeeocea"?"Leaves of the past," Acc. ; but interrupting as they do, the business o! the na'iou, * hile the government is iu a etate ol bankruptcy and abeyance, thsy are inexcusable and uiiptoper. Yet perhaps, the "old man eioqu?*Hl could not help it. There has been too many personal equable. and disgraceful scenes in Congress of late, and if tlm?e quarrelsome members would only kill off eac h would be a decided gain to the nation Some of theui go to the House, with pockets full of loaded pistols and breasts stuck with Bowie knives, but they Have no more conrmge than a theatrical Era Diarolo ?they arc only acting their parts at ?5* per uuy, and three pints of gin per night. Why have they n?t the kindness to ahoot each other 1 Do try. Keailv, it ia fall time for the highly hnn nuulc House of Representatives K>cuu?c to some kind of >1.. and to try if they cannot do better thau the Five Points in preserving their own character. Ths Ore at Boa Festival In Boston. At length we have a report of the recent great Festival, given by the younger litterateurs of Boston, to the immortal Boz, at Papanti's, a place where roast pig is done, two at a time. If such au event had taken place in New York, it would have been all reported in the Herald next day?but Boston has to tike two or three days to put in her picklea. In another part of our paper, the gems and diamonds of the occasion will be found?omitting all the lesser species ol egotism, twaddle, fudge, utid foolsry. The ppsech made by Dickens is capital?in a pure vein?and ends with a sensible view of a practical matter?international copyright. Among the rest of the speeches, there is loo much of Pickwick ?too much of Sam Weller?too much nonsense. Mr Bancroft took a philosophical view ol passing events?but hiB speech is very badly reported. The song of" Straws" is capital?the letter of Washington Irving simple?that of N. P. Willis very naive. From Willis's peculiar taste and genius, we believe th<>t he has a poar opinion of the police-report, or locoloco school, which Dickens ha9 made classical and popular. But Willis finds Dickens a lion, and he accordingly takes hold of his tail, on the highway to immortality, and intends to kick up a dust too, as hejoga through the journey. The truth is, that all these dinners, speeches, invitations, balls, suppers, oysters, clams, fish, and r<>asi pigs, open up a new mine in the philosophy of human nature, which is fresh even to Dickens The popularity of Boz in this happy land must aston. i h even himself. This popularity?tins American pcpu'arity, has been produced entirely by a chap, generally denominated the Kev. Park Bkvjamin, Esquire, who has not been placed on the Boz Committ< e here, although he is more entitled to it than some who are figuring in that list, as well as in that of the bankrupts- Park Benjamin first Btaried that class of weekly literary periodicals, called the "mammoth sheets," price fix pence, the same as a shave at the Boz Barbers. He projected the 41 Brother Jonathan," whose principal feature was i the early and rapid re-publication of Boz's works, at a cheapet rate than the Harpers or other booksellers did the business. The 44 Brother Jonathan," a novelty, rose to a circulation of 15,000 in a few weeks, anJ rushed over the country like wild-fire. Park, however, got into a quarrel with some one, left the "Jonathan," started the "New World" on the suae principles, and pretty nearly knocked the Jonathan into a cocked hat, where it remains to this day, while the " New World" took its place, and finiahed the business, by making Dickena what he is among the yeomanry of the whole Union, a lion, a tiger, or a rhinoceros. This is the real aad principal reason that Dickens' writings are so well known. The higher classes of literary fashionables never read Pickwick and Co-; and, accordingly, there is a terrible rush upon the circalaiing libraries for every work of Dickens, in order to prepare themselves for the approaching grand hall. If Dickena is indebted to any man in this country fbr spreading his name and fame, it is to Park Benjamin, and almost to him alone. We have no great liking for Park. He is partly devil?partly human ; bet the devil must have his due, even from us, unless we mean to cheat him, and take the benefit of the act, ai our friend " of the regular army" is , doing. So, go and read the proceedings. Rkminiicvrcbs or Colt'b Trial?We give in another column, the eloquent speech of Mr. Morrell, on the commencement of the defence in the esse of Colt, who now stands in imminent peril ol L:" "-"l t* and rsflprla munh credit on the gentleman who delivered it. We have always thought, however, that Colt's defence was badly conducted; not, however, through Mr Morrel's agency, but by the other connsel ? Ttie first wrong step was that made by Mr. Selden, in stepping aside from the case, and endeavoring to make an issue about the publication of a couple of woodcuts in as many extras- Mr. SHdon'a peech on that occasion, was eminently uncalled tor, and irrelevant?it was farce in the midst sftragedy What parallel waa there between the excitement growing out of the trial of a murderer, and that springing from the French revolution 1? Just as much ss there is between a human head and a Connecticut squash- Then again, the confession of Colt introduced into the speech of Mr. Emm* tt was in bad trnte and worse judgment. In fact, the trial was conducted erroneously in several points, and Mr- Whiting did not fail to avail himself of these mistakes in policy. What the resalt of the application for a new trial may be, we know not, aad do not wish to influence by any remark of oum. Of course, we stop where we are, and have nothing funher to say. Latest raoai New Ghewada ?We have received O El Siglo, published at Valencia, to the 11th nlr ? We find -therein the following intelligence from New Grenada:? The mediation offered by H. B M. Queen Victoria, to put an end to the civil war in New Grenada, has been declined by Carmona. Thus enda the million of Sir John Stewart. Carthagena continued to be cloarly blockaded, b th by aea and land ; but it was not acknowledged by the English squadron. Hence plenty of provisions went in. It ia stated in n letter from Patto. dated December 12;h, thai the remains of the army of Obando had been totally dispersed by the government troops,and that this unauccerelul rebel was fl-nngtoward Pern. It was currently reported that Gamarra, of Peru, had offered to Obando four thousand m< u an! six hnndrad thousand dollars, to carry en the war against New Grenada. Several #f the r?bel officers, who have besn captured, have declared to General Flores, that they have seen in the hands of Obnndo, the letters from Gamsrra making thu offer. Foe Borrow.?Steamer Narragansett will leave this morning at half part eight for Ston ington. Know Albas v awd Bostoiv?Thanks are due to Harudm Oc Co. for Beaton papers received la?t evening, by the Narragansett, in advance of the mail Also to Adams it Co. for the Albany Evening Journal of Fr da). ffiasir Impobtavt ssom Koiro.t.-Ia the Mi saehusetts House of Repreesotativaa last Tueiday, on motion of Mr. Eddy, it was orders I that the Co.nmittee on ibe Jadieiary inquire into the ex|e (Jisney of providing by law f?r a fixed s'andard aaeanura lor eheinnts. \ ~ The Itoston Dinner to Charles Dlckcna. The din.n r given to ihis gentleman by a portion of the young MUraleurt of Boston on Tuesday after11 -on, at Tapanii's Hall, parsed oil' very pleasantly Tit' company numbered about two hundred, and s it down at five o'clock. Hon. Josiah Quincy, Jr, presided, and George S llillard, E?q., Dr O. W. Holmes, J. T. Stevenson, Esq. and E. G. I-oring, Esq, acted as Vice Presidents. Among the invited i-uests present were his Honor the Mayor, President Quincy, Washington Allstou, Richard H. Dana, T. (J. Grattan, George Bancroft, W. H- Gardner, Franklin Dexter, Judge Warren, Dr. Bigelow. Dr Pallrey, and Rev. Caleb Stetson ot Medford (the Pickwick of the party.) A blessing was invoked by the Rev. Dr. Park man After the preliminaries of the dinner had been oone throuuh with. Mr. Quincy rose and addressed the company in a very appropriate speech, alluding in happy terms to the arrival of the distinguish ti guest, who had come anion; "with no hereditary title, no military laurels, no princely fortune, and yet his approach is hailed with pleasure by every age and condition, and on his arrival he is welcomed as a long known friend." He goes on to say, "but when r?fl-cti?n leads us to the causes of this universal sentiment, we cannot but be struck by the power which mind exercises over mind?even while we are individually separated by time, space, and other conditions of our present being. Why should we not welcome him as a friend 1 Have we not walked with him in every scene of varied life 7 Have we not together investigated, with Mr. Pickwick, the theory of Tittlebats 7 Have we not travelled together in the ' Markis of Granby' with old Wellar on tne box, and his son Samivel on the dickey 7 Have we not been rook shooting with Mr. Winkle, and courting with Mr Tupman 7 Have we not played cribbage with * the Marchioness,' and quaffed the rosy with Dick Swiveller 7 Tell us not of animal magnetism. We, and thousands of our couutrymen, have, for years, been eating and talking, riding and walking, dancing and sliding, drinking and sleeping, with our distinguished guest, and he never knew one of us. Is it wonderful that we are delighted to aee him, and to return, in a measure, his unbounded hoepitaliiiea 7 Boz a stranger! Well may we again exclaim, with Sir John Falstaff, * D'ye think ws didn't know ye 7 We knew ye as well as him that made ye.' After referring to the peculiar excellencies of Mr. Dickens' writings, which " touch the tender sympathies and womanlv devotion," he concluded as fol lows: " But it is not to scenes like these tlist 1 would now recall you- I would that my voice could reach the ear of every admirer of our guest throughout the land, that with us they might welcome him, on this, his first public appearance, to our shores Like the rushing of many waters, it would come to us from the bloak hills of Canada, from the savannahs of the south, from the prairiea of the west, uniting in an 'earthquake voice' in the cheers with which we welcome Chaxles Dickers to the new world." Mr. Quincy concluded with the following sentiment :? Health, happiness, and a hearty welcome, to Charles Dickers. This toast was received with tremendous applause. As soon as the cheering had subsided, Mr. Dickers responded with the following address, which he delivered in a warns, fluent, and manly tone. GentlemenIf you had given this splendid enter* tsinment to any sue else In the whsle wide world?if I | were here to-night to exult in the triumph of my dear. , est friend?if I stood here npon my defence, to repel any , unjust attack?to appeal aa a stranger to your gemeroeity and kindness as the freest people on the earth?I eould, putting some restraint npon myself, stand among yon as self-possessed and unmoved as I should be alone, in my own room in England. But when.I hear the echoes of your cordial greeting ringing in my ears?when 1 see your hind face* beaming a welcome so warm and earnest as never man had, 1 feel?it ie my nature?to vanquished and subdued that 1 have hardly fortitude enough to thank you. If your President, instead of pouring forth that delightful misture oi humor and pathos which you have haard with so much delight, had been but aeaustic, ill-natured man?if he had only been a dull one?if I could only havo doubted or distrusted him or you?I should have had my wits at my finger's ends, and, using them, could hare held you at arm's length. But yen have given me no suoh opportunity; you take advantage of me in the tendereat point j you givo me no chance of playing at company or holding you at a distance, but flock about me like a host of brothers, and make this place like home. Indeed, gentlemen, indeed, if it be natural and allowable for each of us, on his owu hrartb, to express his thoughts in the most homely fashion, and to appear in his plainest garb, 1 have a fair lalm upon you, to let me do so to-night, for yon have mode my house an Aladdin'a Palace. Ton fold so tenderly within yeur breasts that common household lamp in which iqy feeble Are is all enshrined, and at whish my flickering torch is lighted up, that straight my household goda take wing, and are transported here.? And whereas it is written of that fairy structure that it never moved without two shocks?one when it rose, and one when it aettled down?I can amy of mint, that however sharp*tug it took to pluck it from its native ground, it atruck at once an easy, and a deep, and lasting root ioto this soil, and loved it as its own ; 1 can say more of it, and say with truth, that long Mors it moved, or had a chance of moving, its master?perhaps from some secret sympathy between its timbers, and a certain stately tree that has its being hereabout, sud spreads its broad branches far and wide?dreamed by day and night, for years, of setting foot upon this shoie, and breathiug this pure air. And.Uuat me, gentlemen, that if I had wandered here, unknowing and unknown, I would?if I know my own heart?have come with all my sympathies clustering es richly about this land and noonla?with all mv sense of Justice aa keenly alive to their high claim* on every men who love* God'* image with *11 my energies at fully bent on judging for my elf, and (peaking ouf, nod telling in my iphere the truth, a* I do now, when yon rain down your welcome* on my head. Your President ha* alluded to those writing*, which have been my occupation for some years past; and you have received hi* allusion* in a manner which assures me?if 1 needed any such assurance?that we are old friends in the spirit, and have been in close communion for a lonr time It is not rssy for a men to spsak of his own 1 4) . 1 dare say that f- w persons have been more interested in mine than I, and if it be a general principle in nature that a lover's love is bliad, and that a mother's love is blind, I believe it may be laid of an author's attachment to the creature* of hi* own imagination, that it it a perfeot model of eonetancy and devotion, and Is the blindest of all. Bat the objacts and purposes I have had in view are very plain and simple, and may he easily told. 1 have olwaya had, and shall always have, an earnest and true deeire to contribute, a* far as in me lies, to the common (toe k of healthful cheerfulness and enjoyment. I hare always had, and alwaya shall hare, an invincible repugnance to that mole-eyed philosophy which lore* the darknees, and wink* and eeewls in the light. I believe that virtue shows quite as well in rag* and patehra, a* the doe* in purple and line linen. I believe that she and every beautiful object in external nature, claim* " ? sympathy In the breast ef the poorest man who breaks his scanty loaf ef bread. I believe that she goes bar*fret as well as shed. I believe that ehf dwells rather oftener in alleys and by ways, than aha does in courts and palace* ; and that it ia good, and pleasant, and profitable, to track her out, and fellow her. 1 believe that to lay sac's hand upon some of those rejected one* whom tha world has to* long fergottea, and too often misused, and t# say to the proudest and most thoughtless, these ereature* have the same elements and capacities of goodness as yourselves ; they are moulded in the same form, and mnde.of the same clay j and though ten times worse than yon, having retained anything of their oiiginal nature amidst the trials atid distresses of their condition, be really ten time* better?I believe that to de this I* to pursue a worthy, and not uaelesa avocation Gentleman, that you think so too, your fervent greeting sufficiently assures me. That this feeling it al'va in the eld world as well at in the new, no man should know better than I?I, who have found such wide and > rady aympathy in my o? n d? *r land. That in ex pros-in* it, we are but treading in tb-> atepa of thoia great matter spirit* who have gone before, we know t y leferrnre t > ill the bright eaamplts in our literature fro n shekspraro dr? nwatd. There l< o ie < tbe: point r nneetid with the ia'ierr (if I m i; .. II .v m *o> that ) uu ho J in such g> nerous is term, t? which I cannot help adverting. I <;anoot help expressing the delight, the more than happincaa, it wai to me to And ao strong an Interest awakened, on this side of the water, in favor of that little heroine ol mine, to whom your President has made allusion, who died in her ) outh. 1 had letters about that child, in England, from the dwellers in log houses among the moiasses, and swamps, and densest forests, and deepest solitudes of the far west. Many a sturdy hand, hard with the axe and spade, and browned by the summer's sun, has taken up thepen, and wiittento me a little history of domestic joy or sorrow, always coupled, I am proad to say, with interest in that little tale, or some comfort or happiness j derived fiom it ; and the writer has alwaya addressed me, not as a writer of books for sale, resident some four or Ave thousand milca away, but as a friend to wham he might freely impart the Java and sorrow* of hia own Aresidc. Many a Mother?I could reckon them now by dazena, not by units?has done the like ; and has told me how she lost such a child, at aueh a time, and where she lay buried, and how good aha ? , and how, in this or that reepect, she resembledj Nell. I do assure you that no circumatance of my life has given me one hundredth part of the gratifisatioa 1 have da rived from this lource. I wu wavering at the time whether or not to wind up my cloak, and come and tee thie country ; and thil decided me. I felt aa if it were a positive duty, as if I were bound to pack up my clothes, and come and aee my friends. And even now I have such an odd sensation in connexion with these things, that you have no chance of spoiling me. 1 (eel as though we were sgreeing?as indeed we are, if we substitute ior fictitious characters the cla*?es from which they are drawn?about third parties, in whom wa had a common interest. At every new act of kindness on your part, I say it to myself?that's for Oliver?I should not wonder if that were meant for Smike?1 have no doubt it is intended for Nell; and so I become a much happier, certainly, but a mare sober and retiring man, than ever I was before. Oentlemen! talking of my friends in America, brings me back, naturally and of course to you. Coming bach to you, and being thereby reminded of the pleasure we have in *tore in hearing the gentleman who sit about me, I arrive at the easiest, though not by the shortest course in the world, at tlte end of what 1 have to say. But before 1 sit down, there is one topic on which 1 sm desirous to lay particular stress. It has, or should have, a strong interest for us all, since to its literature every country must look for one great means of refining and improving its people, and one great seurse of national pride and honor. Ton have in America great writers?great writers?who will live in all time, and are as fsmiliar to our lips as household words. Deriving (which thay all do in a greater or less degree, in their several walks) their inspiration from the stupendous country that gave them birth, they diffuse a better knowledge of it, and a higher love lor it, all over the civilised world. I take leave to say, in the presence of some of those gentlemen, that 1 hope the time is not far dbtaat when they, in America, will receive of right some substantial profit and return in England from their labors; and when we, in England, shall receive some substantial profit and return in America from ours. Pray do not misunderstand me. Securing te myself from day to day the means of aa honorable subsistence, I would rather have the affectionate regard of my fellow men, than I would have heaps and mines of gold. But the two things do not seem to me in com pa* tible. They cannot be, for nothing good ia incompatible with justice. There must be an international arrangement in tbis respect,; England has dene her part; and I am confident that the time is not far distant when America will do her's. It becomes the character of a great country ; firstly, because it is justice; secondly, because without it you never can have, and keep, a literature of your own. Oentlemen, I thank you with feelings of gratitude, such as are not often awakened, and ean never be expresseo. a* i understand 11 10 be a pleasant enstorn here to finiih with a toast, I would beg to give you? America and England, and may they never have any dirision but the Atlantic between them. Mr. J. M. Field ("Straws") being called upon for a song, he gave the following original and characteristic prodoction, to a popular air THE WERT LAST OBSERVATIONS OF WELLER SENIOR. Remember rot! says, Box, You're gein' to trots the sea ; A blessed ray aray s. Bat, To vild AmerUry) A blessed set of savages. As boohs of travels tells ; No Ouv'aers eye to vatch you,Box, Nor oven Samival's. They 'vo 'stabllah'd a steam line, Boa, A wl'Ient innov ation j It's nothin' but a trap to tice Our floatin' population ; A set of blessed cannibals? My warnin' I repeats? For ev'ry vun tbwy catobea, Box, Without ado they ret* ' They'll set you. Box, in Boston 1 and They'll tat you in New York ! Wherever caught, they 'll play a blessed game ofltnife and fork ! There's prayers in Boston now that CoNard's biler may not burst; Because their savage hope it is, Dear Box, to tat yon first! They lately caught a sn?r?, Box, Alivin'vun,from franca, And all the blessed nation, Box, Assembles for a ianct! They spares him thro' the ov'nin'. Box, But \ ith s hungry stars ; Contrives a early supper, tho', And then they rets him there 1 Just think of all of \ ours, Box, Devoured by them already ; Avoid th?dr greedy lures, Box, Their appetites is steady ; For years they've been s feastin', Box, Nor paid for their repast; And vont they make a blessed feast When they catches you at laat Lord! how they gobbled "Pickwick"?fate Which "?!ivet ' befel ; And watering moutbt met "Nic." and "Smike," And watering ey e? as well! Toor "Neil" was not too tender, Box, Nor ugly "U'lilp'' t<o tough ; An4"Barnahy"?and blest it e'er 1 thinks they'll have enough ! I'll tell y ou vot you does, Box, Since go it seems you t ill ; If you vould not expose,Box, Yourself their maws t > till; Just "Marrystt," or' Trollope,"Box, Within your pocket hem ; For blow me if I ever thinks They'll ever svelte ir them ! Thin song, which is on sale already at the muaic stores, excited peals of laughter nearly at every line, and at the conclusion there was a spontaneous outburst w hich proved how universal was the sentiment expressed in the iast stanza, in relation to two of the most amiable individuals who have honored this country with u visit. The President complimented the author by another draft upon the sage observations ol Mr. VVeller: "Ah, said the little man, you're a wag, aint you 1" " My eldest brother was troubled with that complaint, said Sam ; it inay be catching; 1 used to sleep with him." The President here read the following letter from Washington Irving:? Bunxviidc, Jan. OJth, 1?U. Gentlemen,?I have this moment received your letter of the 17<h instant, which has probably been detained at New York. I regret extremely that clrcumatancei put it out ol'my power to accept > our eery obliging invitation to the dinner a hunt to be given to Mr. Dicken*. Accept, gentlemen, Dry beet thank* for ttue very Hat teriug mark of good will, and believe mo, Tery respectfully, Your obligee) and humble (errant. Washington irying. Meter*. Oeorge Tyler Bigelow, Nathan Hale, jun. Joua Kay Barrett, Frederick W. Crocker, and W. W. Story , Committee, kc. The following foeet wae then propoted r? Geotfrer Cray on?May he who kaa exhibited the ninny aide of Old England long lire on the " Sonny aide" of America. . The Pre*ideat here announced that he had received the following letter* from gentlemen who had nut l>eca able to aiteud the dinner PoatLiUD, Jan. 93, '49. Gentlemen,?My engagementa are of enoh a nature that I dare not promiee to be with y on. much ae 1 desire it | and my reapoct for the occasion, for tha committee, end for Mr. Dickeue Hiyeelf. oblige me to decline your very obliging invitation. At euch a board thero auet be no empty chair*. Pleaaa accept my thanka, gentlemen, and hit beat wifthe* for your happineaa severally, ond for that of your gueet. the reformer, not only upon the particular occaaion yon have in view, but for tho reot of your live* W era I with you, lahould offer a to eat to Old Kngland, aa the mother of New Eugland?or ai the graiidmotherefNatlone?Naw England beiag the mother of nations, at lea?t In the N.w World, and aha the mother of New Cegland. I should thank her for tend Ina forth her hor*Id of reformation in literatnre, aa hitherto in tcienco, and politics and religion) and your Gties< fir picturing the old Kegliah humoro, in all tfeir tineas, faithf'ilnoa* and simplicity, and hotter still, in the uld English tongue. Reapectfnlly ,grntUmeo, i am, kc. john neal. Meoar". Oeorge Tyler Bigelow ond others, CemmMtoo. Oi.taMaar, Jan. 9*, 1B49. I)*** Si* ?Very much to my regret, I am compelled o derlim the kind Invitation of the Committee of Ar ongi mente la meet Mr. Dime: a at dinner. Iaaperav -rnaegeinenta keep me at h. me, where, indeed, I uj-e Mr Dick)v< ili find r> e. aa I hare already writttu to big for that pi. Wire a id honor. I m?y be permitted, even et this distance, however, t<> join my fellow town (men ia proferiig the warmet' welrome to Mr Dickens,and to express the lively into re?t I leel in their promise ! enjoyment of his visit It would be grent pleasure to millions thil fide the water to look on hit face, but nowhere will he be met with greater, and at the same time more appreciative and discriminating enthusiasm than in Beaton. I congretu late both hiin and my towna people on hia commencing there the endlets harvest of his American laurels. Enviable as Mr. Dicken't reputation la for its extent, M it much more enviable for its quality. He has advanced, patipatiM, in the admiration and affection of the world, and his "progress" through our eountrv will be as mnoh waited on by loving hearts as by admiring heads. I have startled myself tooosith asking what class or descrlp tion of persons will'e foremost to welcome him. He is the favorite author of the old, but he is as mnch the favorite of the young. He Is adored by the poor and humble, but his praise is without stint from the intelligent

and critical. Those who love to weep over a story, and those who prefer to langh?those who seek smusement only from an author, and those who exact of him an influence for good?young and old, merry and sad, wise and simple, rich and poor?all love him?all knew him?all would go fhr out of their way to see sad welcomefhim. His name is strangely universal?enviably, most enviably, warm and genial. Iceuld have wishedthatMr.Dickenahadflrsttravelled incognito in this country. It will be difficult to express to him, viva voce, how his genius is felt among us. More man ?u) uviug HUioor, dii iiurvu ungniru warn u? face if turned from th> m If prodigality and sincerity in our praitea can gratify him, however, he will net lack gratification. Renewing my regrets that I cannot be present at your kind invitation, and with many thanks to the committee for the honor they have done me, permit me te subjoin a sentiment and susoribe myself, Yours, very truly, N. P. WILLIS. W. W. Stout, E?$. Matter Ilumphiey'a Cloth?Wound up to run with the stasa. It will keep Time (or Time will keep it) till the world run down. The speeches and toasts delivered on this occasion, occupy ten columns. We have given all that is worth giving. Mr. Dickens retired at one e'elock, and the company soon after broke up, highly gratified and delighted with the rich intellectual entertainment they had enjoyed. Bankrupt 1,1st. To Show C*uie, Mabch 3. Jehn White. Brigham L. Eaton, Coaehmakor. John Conklin, Skinner, Granville Sharpe Pattiion, Physician. Charles B. Golden, Tailor. Lloyd L. Britten. Produce Broker. Benjamin Franklin Lee, Broker. Theodore P. Bogert, Broker. John Loouord Vande water. Simeon Parsons Smith, Clerk. Lucius T. Rossiter, Merchant. Thomas L. Van Norden. Merchant. Elv Devoe, Stable Keeper. John A. Low, Merchant. William C. Du?enberry, Clerk. Charles McNeill, Tavern Keeper. William T. Palmer, Cabinet Maker. John Bennett, Accountant. Stephen 8. Clark, Clerk Edward H. Church,Clerk. EdwardDcyle, Merchant. Horace J anea. Broker. George Tb. Marcher, Merchant Jease York Nilea, Merchant. Isaac A. Biggs. John Culien Van Rensselaer, Attorney at Law. William M. Mc Ardle, Student at Law. David Bamctt, Merchant. John Fowler, Merchant. Samuel Ward Benediot, Watchmaker. John Jay Swift, Merchant. Alfred Breoki. Samuel Fiak. Samuel R Brooke. Vert Late from Pcrv.?Bytke way of Valencia, Columbia, we have news from Lima to the 16th of December last. Another revolution was en the eve of breaking oat at Lima. It appears that Gamarra who was " ia a fix" in the south of Pern, and had written to Lopern for the troops that were in the city, but Lafuente, and Menezden refused to obey the order because they apprehended a revolution if the troops left the city. There had been three or four attempts to assassinate Sir James Wilson, H. B. M.'a Envoy, which had caused a grant sensation throughout the Peruvian republic. It was generally believed that these infamous attempts were at the iastigation of General Lafuente. We learn by an extract from the Corres Semanal de Guayaquil that the humane Gatnarra has confirmed the sentence of a Council of War, condemning to death twenty-one officers! Varieties. Bankrupt Law.?Among the applicants for the benefit of this law, is Col. James Watson Webb, of the "regular army," editor of the New York Courier and Enquirer, professor of the science of shattering right arms, and inspector of mahogany stocks and percussion locks. Where's them $52,000.? Philadelphia Chronicle. [Them $52,000 ain't in oar breeches' pocket.] Bauksuft Law.?The first day's list of Bankrupts who have tiled petitions in the Courts of New York, shows the strange state of pecuniary affairs, in which all classes and prolusions are involved. The list embraces merchants, brokers, and lawyers, by the wholesale, and aleo the name of James Watson Webb, editor of the New York Courier and Enquirer. This editor is one of the managers of the Dickens'Ball! Tue number of Bankrupts in the District of theci'y of New York, will extend to 5000 persons at least, and the advertising alone will, according to " Kule 70, amount to $172,500.?Philadelphia Timer. [The Dickens' Ball Committee is intended to represent all elapses of good citizens? and " Colonel Webb, of the regular army," undertook to represent the class of respectable bankrupts Of course he had io take the benefit of the act to qualify himself for the great trust of manager ] The Weather ?Yesterday was more comfortable. The air clear and bracing. Burrs' Festival ?'The following toasts w omitted in our account of the aaoiveraaiy of Burn birth-day: ? By John Cammiso.?Wwhington Irving?hi* di* tinpcoiibt .l literary labor* enlitla biro to the appellation of the Additon of America. By J. Halo***?The memory of Waahingtoa? nnlveival rtverrnce hallo wahia name. By Joh* Moaataon.?The Roae, the Shamrock, and Thiatl* ?may they aye be peeoefuUy and harmoaioualy entwined. r David Lower*?The lank* and Braeao' Bonnie I Doon?the birth place of a salted poetic genina. By ALkitvor.n Tavlor.?Many day a to a' honeat fellow*. Our host and hoeteaa?Having ao well and boantifully adminiatereil to our enjoyment thia evening, we tender them our heaity thank*, and may avccear aiwaya attend them and all their attempt* to gratify their friend*. Chatham Theatre.?The new piece of Jacob Faithful was singularly successful last evening, Kirby as the off hand-devil-may-care Tom Beeeely waa ercelleat, and the charming manageress in the fun loving,all lovingjiltimr, bewitching Marywns enthusiastically received. Mrs. Lewi* sustained the part of Jacob w.ih Iter usual ability. For Monday evening the ever active and enterprising manager announce* three new pieces, one of which is the dramatized celebrated novel of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickeus, Esq, The bill precenta an unprecedented galaxy of talent for the eveniag'a entertainment. Private Bn Paaey Ball. I)aaa Brirvsrr? Presuming it won Id be agreeable to yon and your readers, to know what m going on in the fashionable " beau monde," it gives me pleasure in inform yon that on the 10th instant Mrs. Qtis^mire intends givina a sclent fancy bill, in University Place. She is to appear in one of Boz's lemale characters, in honor of his arrival. It will be a very " recherche" affair I intend ?< insr, and would be pleased if you would vend one of your "Ariel*," and give a full aeccttut ol it. My doing ao, you will gratify many of your lair teadara liver yours, Habbiet. Hiohwat Rciisnr.?A letter from North ('heln>*f?rd, to thv editor of tho Lowell Jnainal, state* that a man named George Cutting, who bod been to Lowell with a load of hay for safe, and waa returning home with the proooeda, on tho 1st instant, wm aeixrd by two moo, a pistol was held to bi* iiead, and his raonay demanded. He delivered ap hi* pockat hook, containing about forty dollar* and toiue paper*, when they retired. lie afterward* railed to them to give him baek hi* papers, aid thty rsplied that they weald " leave tkem at the po. t-oflice " The robbery wm committed between Lowell and North Chelmaford.aad tho perpetrator* were tuppoted by Mr. Cattjng to bo Irishmen. Mr. Catting, it ia *aid, belonged to Grot on. Steamboat Kxslomoiv ? A new iron (teamboat tilled the Experiment, karat her Imilor at St John, N U oa the 27th nit A number of people an board were *AV?rety injured, No live* lost Hi v,a at P:it**uso ?K'ght feet water by the marks at Of >1 on the 1st inet ( P O S T S C K IP T." CONGRESS. Senate. WitHMCTOii, Feb. 4. Petitions, reports from committeee, and resolutions occupied the morning hour. 4 Mr. Bestow rose to offer a resolution, and to pre. cede it with some remarks, bottomed upon a paper which he held in his hand, and which he would read. He then read as follows: ? [COMPENSATION NO. 140] Orrisc or SacaaTAB* or thi Skwati or ihi V. 8. A. Washington, 31st Jan., 1S43. Cashier of the Bank ef Washington, Par to Hon. Thomas H. Benton, or order,one hundred and forty-two dollars. 8143. (Signed,) ASHBURY DICEENS, Secretary ef the Senete. [Endorsed,] 0&- T\c hard?r a pvotn. THOMAS H. BENTON." Dtstbict of Columbia, Washington county, Bet: Be it known, That en the thirty-first day of January, 1840,1, George Sweeny, Notary Public, by lawful authority duly commissioned and (worn, dwelling in the county and dietriet aforeaald, at the request of the Hon* i able Thomas H Bt nton, presented at the Bank of Washington, the original check whereof the above ia a true copy, aad demanded there payment of the sum of money in the said check specified, whereunto the Cashier of said bank answered?"The whole amount cannot he paid in apecie, aa Treasury notes alone have been deposited here to meet the Secretary of the Senate's checks; but 1 am ready to pay this check in one Treasury note for one hundred dollars, bearing si* percent interest, and the residue in specie." Therefore I, the said Notary, at the request aforesaid, have protested, and by these presents do solemnly protest, against the drawer and endorser of the said check, and aU others whom it doth or may concern, for all coats, exchange, re-exchange, charges, damages and interaat, suffered and to be suffered for want of payment thereof. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set [sbal] my hand, and affixed my Seal Notarial, thia first day of February, 1843. GEORGE SWEENY, Notary Public. Protecting, $1 76. Recorded in Protest Book, O. 8. No. 4, page 316. Mr. Behtoh spoke at some length in support of hia peculiar ideas on the suhje?t of currency, and ia opposition to the policy of the whig party, and then offered the following resolution:? Resolved?Thatthecommitteo on ftnsnee bo instructed to inquire into the nature of the payments now made, or offered to be made, by the federal revernment to its credi tare. Whether thoeame am made in hara mosey or in paper money 1 Whether the creditor* have their opinion? Whether the gevernment paper ia at a discount? And what remedy, if any ie neceaaary, to enable the government to keep ita faith with iu creditor*, *o aa to tare them from loot, the Constitution from violation, and the country from disgrace T Mr. Mahoum spoke in opposition to (he coune of the administration. Mr. Woodbury remarked, that as the Senator (rom North Carolina had denied that the expensive commission to investigate the affairs of the customhouse at New York, was instituted by the Whig party proper, or that that party was responsible tor it, he weald remind him that there was another commimion thnt party could not deny the paternity of, the commission instituted in this city by General Harrison in Mareh last, to investigate the affairs of the superintendents and workmen on the public buildings. A resolution of inquiry was passed at the extra s-ssioa, calling for tho testimony before that commission, and other proceedings under it. A report was made in compliance with that resolution; end it was his wish to extend it farther, and with that view offered the following resolution, which lies over one day under the rule. Jterefocd, That tka President of tho United State* be requested to have prepared, and aubmit to tho Sonata, a tabular statement, exhibiting the namee ef each person who has received any com|>ensatioa in connection with the commission of inquiry, appointed last spring, in relatisn to the public buildings in thiacity ; that the sum paid to each be affixed to his name; and an explanation appended in another column, showing fur what Kind and leagth ef services th* payment was made; and that tho law authorizing the payment, and the appropriation out ef which it hae been made, be specified, concluding with the statement of the aggregate expense# incurred under said eommisaien, and what ??ep* have since been taken by the President, ia consequence of their reports. Mr. Bbhtou gave notice that ho would, on Monday next, ask the Senate to take up for consideration the bill introduced by himself, to postpone the operation of tho Bankrupt Law till the 1st of July next. The 8enate then went into executive sear ion, and afterwards adjourned over to Monday. House ot ltcpresentatlresFmidat, Feb. 4. Tan Coimenrr aud Dirnct or ?x-Pxe?ida*t Adams. The Ex-President Adams occupied a session of three hours to-day in the H^use ot Representatives, with what is called, in courtesy, a continuation of his defence. Truth might require that it should be called his exordium, or perhaps with greater truth, the small talk with which an half amateur speaker beguiles his audience until he gets fairly on his legit, for the distinguished Massachusetts representative has not yet entered on his subject: he hee laid out the ground work, %a cities have been laid oat on rnape, and it is juai possible that his superstructure may be as visionary and unreal. He intimated that he should descant ; and if his execution is commensurate with his plan, the next month will not be sufficient for his purposes on all the events of his eventful life, from the d tys of Washington to the present hour, and on mtny subjects which may become natter of history hereafter. The Right of Search and the African Slave Trade were particularly specified. The honorable member apparently enjoys hi" resent position with great gusto, and the .ijority of the lluuje are patiently resigned to their fate; they listen listlessly to " the old man eloquent," looking as happy and animated as a policeman on duty. It was observable, however?but whether it may be attributed to the speech of the honorable gentleman or to a sudden ebullition ef virtuous acknowledgment of the claims of friendship or the obligations of representative duty, it might be ill natured to conjecture?that a great ameunt of correspondence was being perpetrated by the minority. Possibly the opportunity was favorable. There were ethers who were ferociously bent on the acquisition of knowledge under difficulties, " hear him or die " Butts was reading industriously, and not a few were apparently deluding themselves into the belief that tbey were thinking about something. We would report the honorable gentleman's speech?but it would require a sheet of the dimensions of a tea acre field, and a forty horse short-hand power, and not be worth the sacrifice. We would give the purport of the speech us a substitute?but, like the philosopher's stone, it was undisooveruble. We would give extracts as specimens?bnt this, too, puzzles us, sb would the attempt to givs such un exhibition of the chaos before creation, or a pattern of the last f?g. At three t'clock the honorable gentleman's speech, and the honorable members' dinner, were put in opposite balances; the speech kicked the beam, and the House mdjourned, leaving Ihe speech unfinished. Baltimore. | Correspondence ef the HmM| BALTiMoaz.Keb. 5,1812. TV Weather?Applicants for tht Bankrupt imp? Prospects of a Duel at Annapolis? f\rr, Sfc Ma- Editob,? Yesterday, for the season, was truly an anseaaeuable day, so mild was it that persons wers almost uncomfortably warm with open windows and no fire. I saw a large number of ladies in the street having thoee dear little ana shades to protect their lovely faces from the burning light of Heaven ? Tfce atmosphere was mild as the balmy sephyrs of Ma?. 1 ho National Bankrupt Law has gone into ope ration, aad three are the first fruits, via:?Lyman Reed, Charles C. Hamilton, Ambrose Hulamore, James Coburn, Moses Ptarbook, Wm. H. Hayward, aad George Mossop. The Slate Insolvent Commissioners still continue to exercise their humane prerogatives, though them issoi to exist an oplaion that tha Bankrupt Law abrogate* their powers. Some misundrr^-oding has taken place at Annapolis between ! ?he delegate* (Mr. Preston and Mr. Forwojd) wbrsh may lead to a reqntsi- ( b? i tion for ** pistols and coffee." The first named o' tbeae belligerents, if mortal combat moat come, ? will hare a decided advantage, because he la act larger tbaa " Tom Thumb," cod a raok locofoceat that. To hit him, therefore, would be oae dif- ?] ficulty, and to make bim ?tay bit, another. A difficulty haa alao taken placa between two of the' Committee Clerka. which it ia feared may terminate in blood, or lap of tone description. Popguns woald be the most appropriate waapeaa for them, or aninatrumeat known by boya in daya of yore, aa the " Water Squirt." Charlea O'Mallay drew a full hoaae at the Holliday laat night. It waa performed admirably. I am happy to inform you that Commodore Ballard ia oa the recorery, and out of danger, though yet enafieed to hia room at BarnaneV A ftra took plana laat eight about half-past eleven | o'eloek, which partially destroyed the chair factery of Anguatna B. Street, North Cay etreef. Flour eoatinnea at $5,80, and wheat at 110 a IB eeate. 1 quotaeichaageoa New York 2| premium: Philadelphia, 3 discount; Virginia, 6 do ; Railroad Orders, 13 do. Nothing more juat now, but am Tours, Twiav, Pblladelphln. [Carraspoadanee of tht Herald ] Philadelphia, Feb. 5,1812. Bank Resumption?Alarm of the BMtks?Dr. I^ardner coming to the Chtmut Street Theatre?Stocks, The Legislature ia whistling up to tha Banks,the ( or "uo u the ueriliDd shake yoerielf," with eoasiderable vigor. The laat new? from Hairiaburg ia that those of the meat .important aoctiona of the bill for immediate! resumption, have paaaed the aeeoad reading, all amendmenta having beea voted down by very decided mejoritiea. The probability ia that the Bill passed the Assembly yeaterday, finally. The Harrisbarg mail aometimee geta in, ia time toeoaneet with the New York mail; ahould it to-day, and bring any important intelligeaceof tkia character, 1 will add it by poatacript. In the mean time, our baaka are greatly alarm* ed at the aapeet of affairs, and many ef them look upon their death warmnte aa already aealed. That the Bill will pass the Honae aeema quite certain, and both public and privnth letter* from Harrisbarg my Its late ie no more doubtful in the Senate than m the House. The Governor will hardly venture to interfere to prevent ita paaaage, aa he did a aimilar one once before; and eoce through the Legislature hia signature will net be withheld. For, independent of hia deeire te be popular, it ia aaid he ia considerably piqued at 'our City Baaka in consequence of their refusal to second his efforts to pay the interest on the State debt. Rumor says that there was quite a Bare up in the Pennsylvania hank between them mad the rich Jacob Kidgway, during his recent visit here. So the probability is we shall soon have u resumption ana plenty of broken Benks. We are, it seems, about to have qaite a reform , in our theatrical entertainments. The great popularity of Dr. Lardner, aa a scientific lecturer, and ' hie wouderfal success at the Trcmoat Theatre, Boston, haa iaduced, I have beea informed, Mr. Pratt, of tha Chaanut-street Theatre, of thia city, to offer him proposals to deliver a abort course herein fact, it is said that the " engagement," in then trieal parlance, n completed, and aboat the lat of March ia the time fixed for hia " A rat appearance on theae boards." Like all other great "iltw," we shall soon expect to see him "aaderlined" on the "hie bills." In Boston he haa been qalte a "card, and a more profitable "star"?drawing larger, mere fashionable houses?than even Fanny Elaaler. That he will be alike suceaaaful, here I hare no doabt. Philadelphia is as intelligent, an curious, and M fond of novelty as any other city in the Union. Tae terms are, half the gross receipts of the house, the Theatre bearing all expenses. The transactions in Stocks to-day are to a fair amount, and at prices much as yesterday. Pennsylvania Bank IVotes are 2 to 3 per cent better. Earns Flo bid a?A correspond! nt of (ha Savannah Republican, under date of the 89th ultimo, writes as follows:? I " On the 25th instant. Major Plympton, in command of 80 men ef the 2i Infantry, gallantly encountered, under everv disadvantage, Halleck Tustenugge, on the head of Hawk river, which runs into Dunn's Lake, east of the St John's. A wall contested fight ensued, that lasted forty-fire miuuiea. The enemy relrested,leaving two warriors wounded on the field ; one has since died. One soldier was killed and two wounded. The evidence of blood on aeveral trails leading from the battle-ground, was n Garanty that aome of the Indians haasuflfered from II and buckshot. * " Troops are out in every direction, and about being put in poeition to head this celsbrated Chief, with every nope of success, whether ho wends his way north, or south, or west." I Mississippi.? At Natchez, in this State,it seems, a book haa beea opened to receive the sabseriptiana of all persons who believe in the obligation of the State tc redeem her faith by rscognimag and paylag the heads issued under the authority cf her owa laws. The Natchez Daily Courier of Jan. SO, says:? Ws were gratified to see a large camber of our old and wcithy eitizens of Natekes eossa forward yesterday apd record 'heir iwbms as bomb patios. It is no humbug. Every one who has transited out of the Stale siaee the eieotioa, knows this- He kas often felt that hia honor as a Mississippian :has been assailed?assailed uajuatly. The record of names will be open nt our counting room daring all hours, day and evenig? until complete."?Nat- hiieUigtncer. Tx*re*see ?We leant lioin the Nashville Banner uf the 25th ult., that the Legislature of ihia State had agreed to end its session (without electing United States Senators) on the 7th of February? Nat. Inltl. Os Tuesday last, Fabius M. Lawac% Esq , wan elected Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. L. had for many years acted is Chief Clark ef the Treasury Department.?Nation ul JSaMigenctr. Shocki.vo Mobdex.?The Waldo Signal givaa the particular* of a mo-t atrocious aet which humanity shudders to record. The wife of Joseph Jellisnn. of Brooks, in this eounty, came near being murdered, by having hot lead pOLred into her ear. liar bu:Daad haa been examined before a Magistrate, but was net recognized to appear at Court. All the material circumstances which ve can gather us the an :? The family consisted of Mr Jelliaoa and wife, and three small children He retired to bed early, and requested his wife ta retira early, taring that he wished an airlv breakfast, as be was beund away. Sbe did not, however, retire until ibnt 10 o'clock, ller husband slept on the back side of the bed, and the bed was against the wall of the hoaaa, and her infant was with her. About two o'clock C*>e was awakened bj a sensation as though her head was on firs, sad screamed. Her husband seized bold cf her and asked what was tbe matter, bat whether he came front tbe back tide of the bed. pr was on the bed, or was standing beside the bed, she could aottell. Sbet?Id him to ret some water, and pour Into her ear, which relieved her somewhat They sat np t< gt tber the remaining gait of the night, she receiring nothing bat kind treatmeat, though no phytician was seat fur. Nothing was seen by her of nor lade-1 or shetrcl, but she foand seme pieces of lead in the bed ia the morning, and bar neek and ?t.nobler was ha rat a little, as also her child; but ber ear in the part exposed to eight, was not burnt at all. The payaieians testified that the cavity in the ear was filled with either lead or some fusible matter; that it was risible on examination, and that tbe cavity of the car was so firmly filled that they could not remove it With their instruments, though they had taken eat several pieees. The woman, as may be supposed, has nearly if not wholly kst hrr senses, at.d whether she will sarviva is deabtful. It is not probable from her sitaatn a, that she could give a very aeon rate account of all that transpired after her caataioasaets, aad how long it was after the tiaae the lead was poared into her ear no one can tell. "We have never before had occasion to give publicity to such n tale of horror ! __________ Stt From Florids. ?Intelligence baa bean received in this city from Florida, that on tbe night of the 2lst of January, Tiger Tail, whs wan left in tnmpoiary charge at Tampa tiay of the Tallahassee Indian camp, (in tbe abaearo of his brather, the chief Neathleck-la-mathla,) made an attempt to escape with the whole hand. Tl>? guard discovered the movement ia time to partial y defeat it, and than only Tiger Tail, with tnreo warriors and four women, succee fi d in effecting their eecapa The wife a id only child, n lad of fifteen, of Tiger Tail, who broke from the camp, wen- soon enptuied, aad are now in possession of the army. His escape is act regarded aaef mack importance; for hie family being in captivity, and, ns it were, held aa hostages, he will doahtless either snrseader higrself, or take good care to avoid committing nay not of hostility while his wife and son remain in possession of the whites.?Nat. Int., of j 'i iitay. Wnsr ItvniA Man. Hirtatsns.?We ate all aagioue'v looking out for the s'eumrrs. Two have arrived lit Harbadoef, m d ore at Havana. Oar authorities are bn?v lavi 4' down buoys at the new anchorage, near Knee 1 Imuj, where they have been , ordered to lie. Our It 'hor will not admit of a rrentT depth than vt vrnii en ft et?they draw about eighteen feel?iVosran ,Y. /'. l.rtirr, Jan. 22. I ^