Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 20, 1842, Page 2

February 20, 1842 Tarihli The New York Herald Gazetesi Sayfa 2
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ntitmer, n that part of l'at United Kingdom of (Tfj Hr'tnin mid Ireland called Kngtann, gent., noi h-n log the fear of critics before his eye?, and b>-in thereunto moved and instigated bv a certain fainiiin and restle-w spirit, called lieaitia, heretofore, to w.i on the first day of January, in the year one thou son eight hundred and thirty-six, and on diver* oilo days and time* during the Mjd year lKJti, and dui ins the year f'flf", nt the city of Westminster aforr said to wit, in the city and county of New Yotlt ton le, comported, indited, wrote, printed, and put tiahed, or caused and procured to be printed and put lished, iu a succession or series of numbers, and i: pamphlet form, divers paper*, loosely stitched, eallei and known by the name, appellation, or denoini nation of <be Pickwick Papers" 1 might add here with perfect truth, thai th-'papers are known as the Pickwick Papers throughout the civili/.ed world; but as with out this averment the indictment would cot he formal, 1 felt constrained to admit it I is a fict, luwev T, which will enter into out consideration in determining the guilt of tht accused, and the degree <1 pini-hment. I pro ceed with the indictment:And tfiat the saU <-'harlee Dickens, otherwise called hog, during tht years aforesaid, and on divers days mid times it every subit <|'ient year, to the year 1811, inclusive by the means, iiiteivention, and agency e.f diver subordinate persons, called editors, publishers nut booktei'cre. to wi', o,OIK) editors, 10,0iK) publisher' and 20 tsio i rooksellers, caused and procured the aai< Pickwick Papers, to be reprinted and republished n a great variety of shapes and forms, to wu, in news papers, weekly journals, magazines, pamphlets am books; and that the said Charles Dickens, other wise called Bog, during the years last aforesaid, ii addition to the copies sold and distributed in tin waid United Kinmlom of Great Rri'ain nnd Ir> Uml and on the comment oi Europe, caused und pro cured by aud through his agents, aforesaid, a ver larae number of copies, to wit, 2:)O,O00 copies of tie said Pickwick Papers, so reprinted and republished to be vended, sold, circulated, dispersed, aud di? tnlmud throughout tlic State of New York afore said, and throughout the Uuited States, aud in ever city, town, village, and hamlet, thereof. (Cheers ) And the Grand Jurors aforesaid, on their oath aforesaid, further say, that the said Pickwick Pa pera, purport to contain a history of the proceed inga, actions, end discourses of the menib-rs of t certain pre-'ended association or club, called tin Pickwick Club; and that in the aaid history, th< ingredients of wit, humor, and pathos,are rni.xec and compounded with so much skill and art, anc the various events, incidents, adventures, anc scenes therein related, are painted and describee with so much igvacity and force, and wiih such a deep insight into the true spriugs of human action and thought, and lire characters of the person* therein introduced, are rendered throughout so probable and consistent, that the whole narrative ii made to asuume and wear the semblance of truth, nature and reality, so that many thousand persons, not only in the said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, but in the State of New York aforesaid, and throughout the l ulled Stales, is reading and studying the said " Pickwick Papers,' have not only experienced many strange and various emotions, and been subject to sudden and vice lent changes of mood, feeliug, temper and thought." 1 .now come to the graramen?the real otfence? the serious part ol the indictment?all the preceding b' ing merely formal and introduc'ory. " Pat the Grand Jurors aforesaid.ou their oaths a ore aaid, say that a large number of persons in (he Suite oi N ew York afoisaid, to wit, 200,000 persous.and a much larger number of persons in other pans ol the United Slates, to wit, 500,000 persons, in trading and studying the said " Pickwick Papers," have been seduced, deceived, deluded aud cheated into che pursuasiou, conviction, and belief, that the said pretended Pickwick Club, was or had beeu an actually existing club, and that the events, incidents, adventures, and scenes in the said Pickwick Papers described, had actually taken place, happened, and occurred, and that the persons who.-e actions and discourses in the said papers are related, were, or have been, actually true and living persons. Whereas the Grand Jurors aforesaid, on their oaths aforesaid, say that the several matters, things, events, incidents, persons and characters in the said Pickwick Papers contained, arc the mjI-j product of the lancy, imagination and invention, prompted, directed, and chastened by the observation and judgment of the said Charles Dickens, otherwise called Boz, and that no such club as the said pretended Pickwick Club was ever formed or existed, and that no such events, incidents, adventures, and scenes, us in the said papers are d' scribed, evertook place, liappeneJ, or occurred; and that the persons whose actions and discourses in the said pupers are related, were not, and never have been, actual true and living persons, with the single exception of one Samuel or Samivel Weller, whom the <>rend Jurors aforesaid, on their oaths aforesaid, say they veiily believe to be a reul person now liv ing in the city ot London, to wit. in the city and county of New York aforesaid. (Creat cheering.) And the Crand Jurors aforesaid, on their oaths aforesaid, further say, that the said history or narrative in the said Pickwick Papers contained, and the events, incidents, adventures, scenes, persoGs and characters aforesaid, so far from being, as is commonly asserted and believed, real, genuine, authentic and true, are all, each and every of them, witli the exception aforesaid, wholly, absolutely and al together feigned, fictitious, fabulous and false. Mr Kennedy Rave? " The Clergy of New York, who allure to brighte worlds and lead the way." Mr Bellows said the pulpit needed no better bul wark than the writings of the author by his side. 1I< gave? "Our Vernacular Ton^ut?Tht Engiiih Language ?A recovery trom Ihe ruins of Babe!?destined ye to build a tower which shall reach to heaven " Wherefore the Orand Jurors aforesaid, on theii oaths aforesaid, present and charge, that the said Charles Dickens, otherwise called Boz, now or late of Westminster aforesoid, in malting, composing, inditing, writing, and in printing and publishing, ci causing to be printed and published, the papers so called the Pickwick Papers, as aforesaid, and it causing and procuring the same to be re-printed and Te-published, vended, sold, circulated and distributee as aforesaid, with the intent nut only to cheat, de ceive and delude the subjects of the (iuccn of th? United Kingdom of Creat Britain and Ireland, nnc the subjects of the several lungs. Princes, Polen tales and Powers oil the continent of Kurcpe, buss ith the further special and wicked iutent to cheat deceive and d*lude the good citizens of this f-t.ite and ot the I'nited States, has been and is guilty o high crimes and misdemeanors, contrary to the :tafate in such eases made aud provided, and againthe peace of the people of the State of New Voiii and their dignity " I The reading ot this document an4 the admirable, witty aud humorous running commentary of the speaker, which gave so nine! additional point to it, was frequently interrupted by creat laughter and vociferosn applause, particularly from the Mayor and the Judges 1 lal'cck roarec again till he was red in the face : and even the r.n lemn and forrow-sirickt n face of Bryant tru at oil. time seen to assume the shape of a smile.] Mr. I en: continued ?I am q lite sure there is more prrsen who will deny that the doc anient 1 have read is re tnarkable f>r its brevity ; it i.> not buithencd vvitl to > manv words, but is btiel and concise. I an wiping t<- admit, however, that there is a delect it th-last c'ause ol the indict nent, in not chargid) th?'se - noes were commit ej to the tvil x mp'e of a ! persons in like msnner oilVndirg. Bu H?e-? word' were left ruit by design ; iliey could no <? * laseirted in truth. Tnr grand jurors Intd n< kiiowle\;r of any other such offender; audit wa' u ,'i ?:i litem, ms well as by my.-elf, nude v h ,<r din .lion this indictment was i<>und, alto ftlhfr ??* ;- t' tU ih'L* /lit faccuttt trouid r>i ti r r mU I* fatitltlr.l ( l.o;ir| cheering) have already -uJtmtt you have heard only ouecoun ol the ir.d m~nt. (L? filter} There are loo nolherf. rela'iaa to O.ivrr Twist, Nicliolas NicXlebv ^Master Humphrey's Clock, or the Old Curiosity Shop, an ! LUri<al>y Rud"?*. Hut thev arc (he sam? a* vou have heard, with this addition?that eucl additional offence is charged a> taint: more heinous than the preceding; inasmuch as tvuicinii greater proficiency ,n the power uud skill of delineation,anti of coarae criminality. (Loud cheering ) But h? all are the tame as this common averment, it it quite unnecessary to read thein. They would wea rr wit'soot instructing you (Cheers ) All, then that now remains, ia to proceed to ihetrial, eonvio tion, and sentence ol the accaaed And my iaten tioBUith . prut i - 'I no- shall 1"- . v expedition^?we sli.tll tot>n despatch (1! oats il laughter ) In the first place,the accused will notb required to plead to the indictment. IK' may not t> witling to adr.ti: the truth of (licet charges; and am unite certain that he iWould mil deny it. (I.ou laughter.) Now the author* of the Revised dt, ru'e t, icAo fct cta>r reti y Iking, (uproarious laughter, in which ihe Speuher jsioetl,) have r clause t meet this particular care ; they have declared tinwhen s person ia silent w hen arraigned on an indie aient, hts silence shall be considered & pi a of m guilty, nnd shall be construed precisely as if lie hs pleaded in (be ueual manner In the next plate, n videnc- sh.,11 be adduced in support of th* charge - -lor where charges nrc ol public notori* ty, it is well established rule of law that the presence ol wi uejwcs is not required; and such u th character i the chare** in tins indictment. It is presumed tin *v .yc c.i- nen on >eai, from lii< person d |;ov.< ledge, has ? full conviction of the truth ot liiei ctnrg'e. ( .been.) And il there arc atijr pr- -m who do noipjwes illat knowledge nnd canyitUoi lbry wi 1 perhaps excuse m? in faying th they hare hardly aay right to be here, hh certainly none to ait Jurors. (Loii laughter.) Thirdly, no witaesnea will b<* pernn tr on the part of the dele act; lor tins plain rea?<? no witaesoen worthy of belict can ta brought lora a> <?? the part of the defence; aud it will be sometlu.i w?r?e then a waste of time to hear them. (K ,?i n < I !a :?Uci). Fourthly, lbs accuted will not be al' lowed to say a word in his own defence: either to j. deny, excuse, or palliate the charges (Laughter.) ir This may be thought by some a harsh proceeding; t, but .t is directly the reverse. It is from motives rf <1 the purest chanty to the accused that 1 shut his t inouth (K'-ars of laughter and applause.) For r- w? knotv, gemleoten, that if he wera permitted to open lua mouth, every word he wtuM utter would ;, oulvtenJ to confirm your conviction of his guilt, i- aid the truth of the charges against liitn >- (Laughterand cheers ) I am now to state the senn yeu shall pass upon him, when you shall find i hiin guilty, which I see you are impatient to do. (Cheers and laughter ) That sentence will be, the exaction Iroin him of a solemn promise, to be ' given to our president Ht a fitting time, that he i will not repent; but during the residue of his natural life, and as long as he shall continue inspired by the genius which hss hitherto poweased him, he w ill t to the extent of his abilities, continue to repeat and r aggravate his olTenccs (iiere the laughter and t cheering lasted several minute*) This may sound as a strange judingment in the ears of some; yet I upon a very flight consideration, its propriety is manifest. For it is clear, that it is only by 1 txttttling hit p<iit offence*, thai the aecwetl ens * iver hope to efface 'he memory of what he h-.ti J aJreiuiy done. (Tremendous cheering ) We 1 will now proceed, gentlemen, as I have sunk j the character of public prosecutor into that of jup 1 ror, in common with you all, to render our verdict. ? All must follow my example- And first, gentlemen * of the jury, charge yonr glasses (Roars of laughr J ter?no contempt ot court.) The gentlemen of the w jury will please lo rise ; (here the whole company ? except Bo/, rose?he looked round, wondering how r the joke was to terminate) the prisoner will also rise. . (Bo/ arose with all the gravity of one of his own * old Baih y heroes.) Prisoner, l*ok upon the jurors F ?jurors, look upon the prisoner. (Laughter.) ? e The quest on for you to decide is, whether Charles , Dickens, alias B?z, is guilty of these charges or net - (Here one promiscuous geotleman who had long been trying to buret, and overcome either by hiB eu? 1 thusiasm or the wine, roared out in a stentorian voice from the lower end of the ball." guilty.")? * Stop ; in giving our verdict, we shall follow the ex ..I. -C ?L. ft 1 I J ..1,1 L. ...? auifiic ui uic uuusr UI uuru, nnuuu^u nc aic the peers of th?- prisoner wham we are now trying, t And therefore I, as the youngest member present, ' begin by saying, " Charles Dickens?guilty, upon j niy honor." (ltoarsof laughter, tumultuous cheerj ing, and promiscuous drinking, which lasted several i Minutes.) J The Pres dent then called upon Mr. Hone. Mr. IIove said that the road whioli had recently i been so much travelled, appeared to forbid his tra1 veiling any other. The rough places were smooth; 1 the scenery appears uninteresting?the forest trees are laid low, and the rugged inountainsmade smooth. 1 Nordid he complain that, like Bohz of old, the harvest had been reaped?hut that, unlike that respectable Moabitieh damsel, they had left no sheaves to gleam. Boston had now the first taste of everything?th^y were the first to greet the Mar of ling* | land's nobility?and they were first to grasp the hand, and welcome " Nature's nobleman " Mr. Hone complimented Boston very highly, and then | went on to say that they were assembled to do honor to one who has made us laugh with Mantalini, and cry with little Nell; who has made our knuckles itch to beat the throat of the monster Qnilp, and our arma to be thrown around the neck of Sweet Dolly Yarden, made up disgusted with Lynch law, as practised by Lord 1 George Gordon's followers, and thrilled us with delight at the ticking of Master Humphrey's Clock (Cheers) Henceforth we will not quarrel about boundary lines, for there is not a line Boz has drawn that we wish to cancel. The right of search is conceded, if it be confined to the Pickwicly Papers; aiijl Mt Leod was not m i re welcome to go than Boz is to come. After paying a high compliment to the Pickwick Papers, the poetry ot Halleck and Bryant1, Willis's Letters under a Bridge, and the letters by Sea and Land, from the redoubtable Jack Down' ing, which, even in this changeable weather, 1 are not to be sneezed at, he said that all : these were kouud vup in one volume, printed ' on the hot pressed pages of the hutnun heart, and bound with the strong binding of good fellowship?and that for this work at leas', we ought lp take out a copyright, lie concluded by saying that us commerce was the foundation of the prosperi.jr of New York, he would give a commercial toast :-r " A bill of sight drawn by Cherybles, Brotheri, in favor of Charles Dickens, upon American hospitality, accepted and duly honored, without discount er defecation " This was drank with laud cheering. Mr. Vkrpi.aHi k being called upon, rose and made a very few remarks?lie alluded to the time when he read Boz's liret i ketches in the newspapers with de' light? he spoke of Johnson's Boz, and Goldsmith, Reynolds, and their c'otemporaries; Eoswell painted one man?Boz bus painted a nation?John Bull,with all his faults and greatness; and as one touch of nature makes the whole world kin, he has kindled a ' llatue ol enthusiasm wherever the English language is spoken. He gave as a toast? , "The health of all who speak the languege that Sbakspeare spoke, and rejoicing in the rich common hentance of its magnificent literature unite with us ingratitude and honor to those who augment its treasures, and add to its glories!" This was drank with great enthusiasm.after which Mr Johu A. Kiag made a few sensible remarks, and gave a toast? r " The Sculpture lives in the breathing stone, the Painter in the glowing canvass, but ht lives in the - atlVclions of the people who, in revealing the my* . teries of the human heart, has shown that its virtues und its feelings are alike independent of station and of newer." Mr. Codes was the last of the Vice Presidents that spoke. lie gave as his toast? r " Tiit Republic of iMUr*?Having mankind for a I constituency, it invites all the world to share the . rich blessings it bestows." , D. 9. Kcskkdy made a few remarks, and toasted the clercy* which was rephrd to by the clergyman, i His Honor the Mavor being called upon made a i few remarks, and gave a toast complimentary to I Mr. Dickens* p-coliar style of writing. ' Vice Chancellor Hoffman sent as his sentiment, j being unahle to attend in person? i " The Pilgrimage ol trcniua to other lands ; briag. ing costly gems to emi'.li the foreign shrine, and ?.tt thering \\ lid flowers to adorn the domestic altar." , The following volunteer was read by the Prssij dent " Into n Jioual Copyright -It is but fair that those [ win have laurels for their brows should be permit. ted to brotctt on their laurels." , By C. Matihkws?" InitmuliomU Copyrig'd? ; The only honest turnpike between the readers of the i two nations." By Mr. Broxsov?" Mttslcf Humphrey's Clock ? ' Tiioagh it goes on tick, el.vurs in good credit." By L. (Iavlobo Clark, Ti-jitor of the Knickerbocker?" The Ih !!'i of St recruit 'tcfourd?Who ' stands amid the tii!>? of on, hitcr dramRti.-ts like an , ancicn; Creei.u s'nfue in a gallery of modern cos/*." , By it. 1!. 11?The Works of our (Jucsl?L ke ! Oliver Twite, ' 11't atk for more. i .Mr. Davis, at the request of the President, read { letters from Governor Seward, hut no toast; he also r< ad a very amusing letter from Major .luck Downing, wherein the Mspir suys the reason Boa t went to Boston iir?t, was because the ciiy was a named after Ins lfnudfaiher, that the o'ri way <>f s spelling Boston was Buztown. To ikr Otvllimrn of tk' Cummitlte?fm the D'nn'rto Mr. j /?< -WaIiiisstOh Veb. IMh. A. D. 1941. , There it nothing in nstnr would tickle vno sj desperati 1} at I* be able to goon to Yoik slid est dinner along r with Mr. Bo/ but I can't no how and no way in the ? world and thoCap'lrg think* it bc*t that I wait hen-till ' Mr Bos comt * tin* way, as k* wants me to taks a share in shaking hands at the w bite house. I There ai c very few- lolk* no a --d* who de.sarve to rei ceirc tuorc civilities than he does on the score of gratitude?for few folks now living or dead,have done more I to scrajic the si.ius of the wicked-to plead the causes or tli r destitute and suffering, and to nail to the oonnti r.llkn a bad penny. the hard hearted and selfish. ' As to laming and book otady no matter how much n man has?if ha keeps it oil to himself and look* and feels i wise, he is of no more use to kit fellow critters than a raiser w ho stores aw ay hitgold in an olJ stocking. But - if he tells what he knows and thinks, and putt it into f such shapes as let young and old, high and_ low, under* ,f stand and br instructed by it?then h?- is entitled to grat? i'ti te, and I 1iO|m-he Will get hit lull aharo on't, elpeci ally u/ he aint likely lo get any tking else, to long at . -onto or our folks nnderstaad ?' copy-right"?to mean 1 " liaht t.t i-nni >' d There is on* class el w i iter* that I and the Cap iig i have u shocking had opinion o:?it is I hem chips who ) think there aiut sickness and sorrow and hard timet enut 0 in tlisa w orM, and so they turn to and rile tip fotks, and ,, mak mud 1) wat? r betwixt them,and arentverso happy 1 .is when they injure better p-ople than themaeleei, and 1 bring ashamed to sign their own names to their dirty 1 wotk.rlap dosrn " limits," and '-Cato'' and " Nrbet<t cuiinefinr' and ' Judas Ivanot" and other old Kotnant as 1 foreign Ingi p". The I'linting and 1 keep aur eye e on thus. < haps ai d si hen we know who they am, they h si?y as well look lot a fro't ia June as an offlee ; hut t. when they use their pi n in gfuhblng up tangle 1 htiars }1 and making the path clra lor s happ v journey through . life, the Csnling is sure (o remember thim. You see how it n as {other day, in that appointment to Spain; he sst- ed no questions, rtst wrote down the nanao oi " Oeot f isy- t.iason" as na;ral as jutting ou kia mittenp. So i- ihete is no telling st'Uow.uuu 1 may stan I a chriic to i, (<tt po?t ofhee oi a land oltice as a rcw ard for my long ,1 labors. , j litid hope that Mr. B" would eome into thestati s ,i i n y...St, so as to tak. * look at Dowr.ingvdie, n.d '. 4 ii the country at son-nse; toil I suppose he thought " , i. st to hin l rtrst Wl.eru tie did, on aerount of tliu ' . intent psid to his great grand!athi r, who was a wain, friend to ti e pilgtiots. beloreth. ) trfi home?and so ltn y called it Boatlug, alter him. and if it had not hern f >i Hi. i ig oraucc w sanity of the earl) priiiteri, the spelling would now be as it was bt-lora the revolution. Tbt least, however, that can now be done, is to correct thfe* error, and bring it back to the good old pilgrim spelling, ' Boz'ott ii"?it is due to old Mr. Biz, and to his greatgran'ton, who comes out in the middle of winter to see us. it a ill pitas-' infinitely, too,a gooil many honest old folks, along up the north--:astcrlv boundary line, who are unwilling to see izzaid* turned into stseaand*snaix" crawling off under oiliar apallings, just to gratify some now twistilication, instead ot'letting letter* lAl their own t'ory. I am sorry to hear that Mr. Pickwick and Samivel Veller havint came out with Mr. Boz, especially Sstnivel, fori wanted to see him amazingly, and have a chat with him. 1 think there is as much 1-ft in that crittur as has yet been thrashed out of him: but that is saying a good deal before anch a man like Mr. Boz. who rau put his rake on a stubble that others havceut beforj- hiri.gml carry oil' raore clear com than th? (lrzt reaper*. I aee that Mr. B >z let the old clock run down at hum. If he is willtrg, I'll leu J him one 1 bought of Sam Slick-it's a wooden one, but can tick as loud as if it was all brnss. and will run a plagy long while if well wound up. If tliero isla spare hole, to stick in another toaat without alaimlng folks, as Oliver Twist did when he asked for more, please tcrnuge in the following:? ' The Quill?May the ink it shedain the cause of truth and justice (and in goo I old Anglo-Saxun lirgo) wet in the priming of the war gun. while its feather cud tickles the nose of the bid passions of all creation into good humor and happy smiles'' J. DOWN1NO, Major, kc. Mr- Dickens retired at h-tlf past 12 o'clock: all the company had left at half past one o'cl.rck. There were a number of volunteer toasts, which we did not stay to get- The whole affair went oflvrilli immense Mat, and reflects the highest credit on Mr. Gardner, on whom alone devolved all the details of the dinner from firet to last. WrDKKt.ii at IlARTrnaD.?Tl?e foi.'ovvias! is the toast offered by Mr. Ilaroersley, the president of the Dickens dinner ut Hartford, which called up Box:? a "1"eHtallh?f Charltt Diekmt?Elected by the world's suilVjg" to en elevated station in the great republic of letters; his fame is written on the heart, and the head ap proves the record." The following poem, written by Mrs. Sigourney for the occasion, was read at {he table by Mr. Dixon:? "Welcome! o'er the ocean blue, Welcome to the youthful West, Ardent hearts, and spirit's true, Greet thee, as a favor'd guest. Well our Mother-land has taught us Bow to honor those whoso skill From the realms of genius brought us Varied treasures, at their will. And her children would not be False to her,?or cold to thee. And that Mothor-land hath shown us How the straDgei's heart to chaer; Bv her hearth-stone she hath plac'J us, There to lwarn her lessons dear; Of such fair example, we Would not forgetful be. On our lips, her accents linger, lo our veins, her b'ood doth ruu. And a heaven-born faith inspireth Child and parent both as one; So we breathe, with spirit free. Love to her, and love to thee.'' The Hon. J. M. Nilea, in the urnst sensible speech made on the occasion, in our humble opinion, uttered the following eloquent and beautiful sentence:? ' Like the angel of Old, who, in the days of the patriarchs, went ootto break bread with the herdsmen beneath the tree,when genius utters the voice of humanity, it is as ' the voice of God breathing through the people,' and meets a ready rrrpouse from every heart.'' Mr. Bancroft, of Boston, was invited to bo present, but was obliged to decline the invitation, which he did iu a neat letter, concluding with the following sentiment, which, he saya, he borrowed from Schiller:? "Genius, kindling with right affections; it can hold the mil lions in its embrace, and throw a kiss to the whole world."' During the hours of speech making and toastdrinking, says the New Kngland Review, tbe ladies inspired the occasion by tbeir presence in the hall near by. Many a bright eye glistened, and many a beautiful face glowed with raniurts, as the successive sentiment* occurred. There was one that wept. The mantinn of those sweet cherubs who are so very Very dear to her heart, and which she h-ts left bchinu ?er iu a lar distant land, called up a thousand associations, and awakened a mother's love. She wept?who would not under such circumstances* The health of those little babes, the offspring of the illustrious guest and bis partner, was drank, and a mother's sympathies ware touched?we mean Mrs. Dickens The compliment was a grateful one, and it wai gratefully received. . Marine Court. Before Judge Hammond. Ftu. 18.? H'illiam Btmell vs. Henry Schritver and It'i/.'i/fin Unrdinir? This win a Case of annaremlv great cruelty and assault at sea, the damages laid at $3000. The defendants are the captain and first male of the ship Henry Clay, on board of which the plaintiff, who is a white m m, and if said deserving, shipped as steward, while she lay at New Orleans, in Juuc last, to go on a voyage Cuba, thence to Cowes and a market. At Havana the plaintiff became siok with the climate fever, and waa sent to the hospi'al, hut taken away more dead than alive, the day before the Henry Clay sailed for Mataozns, and compelled to go to work on board the ship. Here commenced a series of outrages upon htm,as the Counsel remarked, unprecedented in the annals of cruelty At Matanzis, although so sick that lie could hardly stand, he was set to slushing the masts The Captain remarked to the mate?the d?son of a b?,he don't half work there?at which the latter took out his knife, cut off a piece of rope, went up, and beat the plaintiff most severely, standing on the rigging, ana giving him IS or 20 blows. The man begged for mercy, and said, " Oh, Mr. Harding, what have I done that you should treat me in this way*" He was wantonly placed in the boat at Matan/.is, and made to pull her almi->, the Captain steering agaimt him, slthoiuh others were p.erent? and the captain struck liiin at times with a gun, also the beathookt and j tHbed him with an umbrella, because he did not pull harder. lie was also placed before the mast, and made to clean muskets, and such, although at the time sick and vomiting. The plaintiff'was not a sailor, and did nit ship as ?uch. Oue morning, durin ? the voyage, he was sent opto overhaul the .bunting. Not knowing what it was he caught hold of a rope,and cried out to the mate,asking if that was it The latter swore roundly at him, and said, " 1 will learn yon," when he went aloft and kicucd Uonell 15 or 1* tim.-s over the head and face wi;h his thick c'cck boots, by which be was severely injured. At another time the captain ai.d mate sent him to the main-royal yard, when n.:e of them took hold of the 'aiboard and the other the staiboard brace*, and ihonk the yard, with the view apparently of knocking him oil, and the crew expected every minute to see him dashed oa the deck, lie appeared to have been saved, as it were, only by a miracle. They would set him to pumping, when the ship did not require it? compel nim to Walk the deck for several houis at a soldier, with a long duck musket, and cry out every little while " all's well," much to their amusement, fine day the mate struck him over the arm with a billet of wood, when the blood gushed out through his jsckct,having struck an old woundThey put him one time oa ihe poop with a broomstick, which thry made himshoulJcr,cry out "all's well,"and then keep pointing it to the north star, whistling for a wind. Thry have been known to get liina between tbcia, and kirk snd knock him from one to the other alternately. He lias been seen to ectnc out of the eubin, after he had been called down, wi'.h the blord c wing out cf his

nose and both cars, lie was obliged, at tirarr, to get the cook to girc him some warm water, to as to soak his bloody garments from his skin nftn they had become d;y. One day he was stripped and made to get into a tub of water, wh? n the men testified to his laving exhibited wounds from bis neck to his heels. This is but a portion cf what was sworn to as liis having experienced. The plaintiff is now siek, confined to his bed, under the care <?f a physician, who states that hi j side is much af fected, no doubt owing to the treatment he had received. Captain ^crishcr is a native of Uermany, and the plaintiff bom in Kngland. The excuse in defence ... . <kn? ?t.~ ....... ?... i. ....i . r-,tv.i in An k:, dnty.&C. The ease was not yet given to the Jury at a late hoar last night A seulcd verdict will probably be rendered this forenoon. For plaintiff, Messrs. Burr end Benedict. For defendant, Mr. II. Niflml. The testimony was no; c mpleted till a late hour on Friday evening. The respective counsel then kimnird up in an eloquent and impressive manner. After a clear ar.d Toreible c'arge from Judge Hammond, tbe ens* was giTcn to Iho jury, w ho in a short time returned a verdict in favor of nlaintif) for the full amount claimed, viz , ?3(100 damages and ti cents Cofctl. With one exception, this istbr largeit v, rdict ever giveniu the Marino Court. Surr.rxc coirt tr the I'.sitip States.? Tufas pat, F? ? J7, 1812-No. 14. Charles l'attcrsoa, appellant, vs. F.iiuuud i'. Gaiocs et uv The argument of this cause was continued by Mr R J. Brent for (he appellant, and by Mr. Key for the appellees. Kiniits or ou? Fisiiansiriv.?1The Nova ?eotiaa? have scut a petition to the Krtglish gov? rnmrnt, i?king that American Fultermsm may bo prohibited from passim; through the Gat of C?iin>, "U I lie ground that in doing so, they corue he limit* prescribed by the treaty, and that''he passage in question is uof a common highway, hwt aa inland lea. NEW YORK HERALD. Ktw York, Sunday, Ftbraarjr 40, 1849. New Y ork Lancet, No. VIII. The number of thoXanret iijued last Saturday* con tains: 4 't Da. alui. h. Stlt*b?' second Lectare on Diseases of the Rectum?equally interesting, humerous and scientific as the first. Dr. Mott's Lecture on Mumps." Reviews of R.mirot row's Midwifery, and Listob's Sangary. Ifistory of the Bittlebetween the rival schdblt of Medicine in the city of New Yotk. " The Suicidal Mauia." JutiYrsoo College, rhiladelplii*. Dr Piakwsck Suolgrass.of Baltimore. The Crosby street Cli'iigue. Great operation by Dr. Warrib, of Boston, rost-mortem examination of a Tnomsonian Victim, by Professor Williams, of DoerflelJ, Mass. Annual Report of Dr. C. B. Archer, the Coroner of New York, tie tic. tic. The 1.inert ii the cheapest and beat medical journal in America. It has already nearly 3000 subscribers. Price S3 per annum, paiJ in advance. Single copies t{ cents. Bouassv.?We sUrt.11 publish to-morrow a beautifully printed pamphlet, containing all the anecdotes, incidents, movements, Arc., connected with Bo/ since his arrival in New York, including the whole account of the Great lloz Ball, all the wood /viifa m npu- lilfpnp^ r\f Rtiv tho* Rnt>(>f>hpfl Ar/> at the Great Boz Dinner on Friday night, ?tec. ?.Vo. Price only fij cents. The Box Nenla, &c; .We give to day a full report of the speeches which were given at the great Boz dinner on Friday evening last. In our daily edition of yesterday we gave Boz "a speech, (repeated also to-day) and in our weekly we gave the capital one of John Duer,with sketches of the other speakers. In relation to the speech r.l" Judge Belts, one of our corp* of reporters, Mr. Win. H- Attree, took the liberty of describing it in a style that we entirely disapprove. It was disrespectful to the Judge, who is a very worthy man, contrary te our views of good taste and good feeling?and we have accordingly struck the description out of our report to-day. In reference to our report of the two principal speeches of the occasion?Dickens' and Duer's? we have only to say that our repoit is the best given in any of the public prints. A copy of the " Herald," contuiningthe speeches, was senlto Mr.Dickens, and he returned them, expressing his highest encomiums at its remarkable accuracy. Only a tew verbal alterations, of no importance, were made by him to our verbatim report. With this dinner closes, we believe, the Boz mania in all its public manifestations. Charles Dickens's measure of popularity is now full. He has been indicted, tried, found guilty and punished by several surfeits and fits of sickness, which will require several weeks to get over. After that revival, he intends to take his scrip and hat, and go along among the "highways and byways" to find out, very quietly, the characteristics of American society and American life. We congratulate Dickens on his escape?and we trust he will be very careful hereafter how he commits any more offences against the vanities of his eotoinporaries. He sticks, however, to bis opiaions of nn international copyright, from h's first speech to his last. We like this feature. It indicate a specie of the real bull dog character, which every person can appreciate. Moving of tUe Water* ? A not Iter YdmtnWt ration Meeting In Boston. On Thursday evening last, the friends of the president were invited to assemble for the purpose of expreraing their confidence in the course pursued by him, and of sustaining him in his administration ? The meeting was characterized by great harmony and determination to uphold the President. Col J. II. Adams, one of our best and most efficient citizens, presided, and Wm. yrd, Esq , acted as Secretary. Col. Adams offered a scries of resolu-' tions, which he had prepared, and which were subsequently unanimously adopted. Tliey were drawn up by the chairman, and in a concise and lucid man' ner,vindicated Mr. Tyler from the attacks of his foes, and they most cogently urged upon hiafiiends the duty of sustaining him in his administration. The meeting was eloquently addressed by Mr. O'Brien, I)r. Dexter, Wm. Hill yard, and others. In Philadelphia, also, the movement in favor of the present administration is maturing very rapidly. On the 22d instant, Washington's birth day is to be celebrated by a great public dinner by the friends of John Tyler. In this city also, several movements of the like kind are beginning to be seen- The friends of Ilenry Clay are also busy organizing in all our great Atlantic cities?sometimes in the shape of clubs ?and sometimes in the form of balls and beautiful women. Thus it seems that the friends of the present administration and the next presidency are already before the people. So far as we have seen, the following candidates are in the fieldFirst, John Tyler ; second, Ilenry Clay ; third, Martin Van Buren; fourth, Thomas H. Benton; fifth General Scott; sixth, James Buchanan; seventh, General Ct6s; eighth, Col. Ilichard M. Johnson; ninth, Captain Sturgis of the Revenue set vice Boston station There is no difficulty in making a choice. Araociovt Libels on the Court or Oyer and Terminer.?The "Courier and Enquirer" copies the whole batch of libels first published in the "Commercial Advertiser," with additional and malicious charge* of its own; and what is equally remaikable, the " Daily Express" has done the same thing on the same day. From this simultaneous action, on the part of these Wail street prints, it seems that the libellous movement springs from a secret and compreher.siva purpose, in certain prints, the object of which is to bring one of the highest criminal tribunals of the State into disgrace and contempt. The nature of these libels'is the most atrocious that ever was conceived. The Court of Oyer und Terminer,in the discharge of its public duty, inflicted a heavy line on a mere jeu J'etprU, which w as supposed t? contain some disrespectful allusions to two Judges in the Couit of S ssions. But here is a portion of the press, calling itself respectable, openly and violently assailing the motives, conduct, and decisions of the highest criminal Court, and most outrageously making charges that, if true, would lead to the most deplorable consequence*. Can auy thing be more calculated to bring the administration of justice into contempt than such charge? against the integrity of a Court of Justice, coming openly .1.1 L..1.11., r., .1, .! ,.r (I... i.r.tu it.*, ,..!L ...... i.uiuij IIU1II piuvu v. ..nwr i'self respectable and decent ! It is time., that the public tribunal# should take notice >f the shocking and demorcl *"d acts of the Wall street prints?sets which they d tily and weekly perpetrate, under the c< r.upt mantle of paityaud partlzanship. The tribunals of justice outfit not to he brought into the arena of libeller?, and it is the duty of the (irand Jury now in session to take up this question, and to see that justice be done to all classes of society and to every clement of good government. Oi r Nivr ?Is it not strange that onrshipe of war are sent to set every month scarcely without a single Pa'xhan gun on board! rjuppoje, whilst our vessels, thus unprepared, are a thousand miles from home, a war should be declared! Could ihev copt with DiitUh vessels of equal sizo! Certainly not. Four broadsides, roal Paixhan brauduides, would knock them into a cocked bat. No* at all.?McDougall, miniature painter, 11 Fark Kow, has published what he tall, a lithographic likeness of our face and bust. It is s highly respectable failure, for it looks nothing like us at all. , LaiTr.iOM Bo?rorr.?Harden &Co. united .jes, terJay with Bo?:on papers of Friday evening. Alba is jr. ICorrespoudenceor Dm Hw?U.] Ai.bawv, Feb. 17, 1812. la the Assrmbly, to-day,ihu number of petitions presented did not equal the average for the last week. TLey were principally for relief to Thane Ionian physicians?for the relief and in relation to ehiBje of location of tbe New York and Erie Rail Road; that a law may be enacted proriding for the redemption of broken bank note?, and to suppress licentiousness. Ma. liATAawav'calied the attention of the judiciary committee to the subject. Mr. Loomis remarked that the committee had determined to report a bill on the subject, but bad not yet decided as to the details. , The House in committee of the whole then resumed the consideration of the bill providing for a one day election. The question then recurred on the amendment of Mr. IIumphrev, proposing to allow prisoners on jail limits the right of voting, and to provide that a man might go from one town to another on eleetion I without being liable to arreat. It was debated at I length, but tbe arguments were in substance, on < both sides, the same as those advanced in the previous discussions. Mr. Cr.vmeh alluded to the unprofitable discussion which this bill had already drawn out, and 1 remarked with great pertinency, that their cons tit- 1 ncnts did not send them here to discuss the elementary principles of democracy and republican gov- < ernment; they understood that subject probably as well if not better than we did- They sent us here to remedy evils alleged to be inflicted by our pre- 1 decessors, ami all thry wanted was a shui.t business < session. More action end not so many professions ] 01 lore lor tne near people was wnai wu required. After farther debate by Messrs. Baker, Loniu and Davtzac, when the question was taken and the amendment voted dotvu. Mr. Tow.isxnd moved to strikeout the section providing that the register and county officers of the city, should be chosen at a general election, remarking that in the eity of New York, great ineon. reuience was experienced in making up the tickets, &c., on account of the general, national, and county officers being elected on the same day, as great and important questions were often thus merged in mere local ones. This was a subject of great cotnpla.nt on both sides. By striking out tnis sectiou this would be avoided- It was voted down. Mr. moved that Monday be substituted tor Wednesday as the day en which the election should be held. it will be recollected that his col* league (Mr. Swackbaoser) had already introduced a resolution recommending Congress to make the na'ional election on the same day throughout the United States, and as some thirteen states had hiisidy adopted Monday for that day, this object would thireby be the more tasily accomplished. This was objected to ou the ground that Monday would not always come with.u the provisions o| the constitution the t lection fur electors to take place within 30 days of the lirst Monday in December. It was lost. On motion of the speaker, the Tuesday J succeeding the lirst Monday iti November, in- b bteadof Wednesday was fixed upon as the election 11 day. S me other amendments were adopted, one ot which was intended to provide tor the case of a vacancy occurring before a special cession, in case such session should be necessary in relation to ths apportionment soon to be made by (Jongiess The j bill, which is very long,has undergone a great deal of amendment; indeed it is almost impossible to keep track of them,so many of them have been pro- t posed and rejected. After it has been gona through v with it will undt ubtedly be reprinted as peifeeted. It has and will undergo the most rigid scrutiny, and " cannot but cover the whole ground and give geueral v satisfaction. In relation to the district system, the r speaker said that he bad constitutional scruples as to the right of the legislature to restrict or to prescribe the limits wheieavoter should be pertni ted to vote. C Mr Cuamjsr could sec no constitutional objections r to this district system. This objection struck at * the very vital principle of the bill ; if the district systenl could not be created, it had better beahan- a doned. a Mr. Simmons considered tliat where a right was p vested in a man, the regulation of the exercise of that right Was not to he considered as -a violation " of, it. lie considered tbat a settled principle, f Pending the discussion of this position the commit- 1 tee rose and reported. ? In the Senate to day, the bill in relation to certaiu insolvent companies in the eity of . v? v?i. m.i . r WM ???? ? ??? ? ?*?MV ?MW I'aoavu. The greater part of the day was occapied by Gene- P ral Hoot ia a speech on the cverlaiting repudiation E resolution#. The river, aa was expected, is closed to-day, aad 1 send this by stage. The weather however is grown rather milder, and it is probable that navigation will be resumed in a day or two. The governor's party comes off this evening, and from appearances and pieparations it will doabtless be a great affair. The greater part of the members are invited. A worthless scapegrace, son of the present lT. S. Secretary of State, was on yesterday arretted on a charge of forgery committed in your city. His examination was to take place at the polica office to day. The result 1 have not beca able to learn. Our city has been seized with a mania for sporting, and feats of strength. Several a tempts have been made by various persons to walk the 4S hours, but without success. Another bet has been made of #25 that there ia no man who can come forward and eat a pound of mush and milk every hour for 24 consecutive hours; to cat no more or no less than a ponnd in each hour, and to take no medicine or apy thing of that sort. This afternoon a great horse race is to come off on the Trey road?the third avenue ef this city?for $400 a side. Races are of daily occurrence on this road; indeed it has long been little else than a regular course. Next week a great foot race is to come off. CAVB Ulciscar. Hsrrlsburg. fCorrespooUnccaf the H?ra)il.|*mo, Ftb. 15, 1842. j The Bank Bill?Prospect of Resumption?Change of I Ignition hp I he Political Partis*, 4*r? The Bank 11.11 was taken up this morning in 8;- ' nate.when Mr. Gibons, moved to amend by striking j out all after tin- word provided, in the first section, i and inserting: 1 "That ro bank under the provisions of this act ! shall bo compelled to pay out in gold nr.d silver coin ov?r and above the amount paid to any stockholder, officer or agent ot such bank, a greater sum during i any period of sixty days thin five per cent, on the amcunt of their capital stock, actually ] a <1 ia Ami J provided also, That it shall b- thp duty of the cash- j tors of the several Hanks cf this Commonwealth, to keep a correct list of the amount of specie paid out, when paid and to wham, which list ahull be kept { open at Ike banking house, for the inspection of all ' pcteons who my desire to examine it, and which ' list shall be verified on oath t r affi'ination, by the ' said officerr, on ihc first Monday of every month, J under the penalty of to be recovered as debts of like am' u it are now recoverable, one half for the ' use of the prosecution, uud the other hull' for the use ot the couuty in which said Ilanlt map be located." 1 This wai discusaeil pretty warmly tor some time. j when a division of the question was called for to end with striking out. 'f he latter part of the s ciion was ' then biriclicn out, when the motion to insert met the I most decided opposition. 1; was diecua-' ii up to the 1 [ hour of adjournment without any vote hav ng been ' taken. The whig* and * veral ot the democrats declare they want nothing but a resumption, aod that ' 1 immediately. There is scarcely room for a doubt but that this amendment will be negatived, and it ] is highly probable that when a bill passes it will be , for an immediate resumption, though the Lord only 1 flvot kill in fn none nr ia rfSlimotlllf) lO "u"! w?' ? ?? ?->*? ? ? - r ? lake place. Within ihe last few days there has been a moat peifect change of position, by ihe parties in the Senate. The whigs and anti-masor.? are out in opposition to the banket, and are d --maud iag a resumption as ihe only means of saving the countty, while the democrat?, who have ever oeenso loud in their professions of. horror and antipathy to the banks, are found defending them moat valorousty, and using nil ihetr energies to advance their interest*. This however is nothiog strange, Tu only another evidence of the tru'h of the saying? " Men change wilh fortune, manners charge with cfimcs Tenet* with books, and principle* with times *. H. Unrrl-burg. , ICorrcspendrrce el the Herald.) H i*Ri?BC*c, Feb. lti, 18-12. The Dank bill has been discusitd this day at length, but no rota has as yet been taken. The dobate has been warm and animated, though principally on one side of the question. I am more than ever to believe that the amendment proposed to the fiftt section will he rejected, and rhat if the bill p oca at all, it will be requiring an immedi.\te resumption. No mails hare been rrccivcd here from thq ea?tI ward to day, owing to a heavy fall of snow that foil i last night, and which is ?tili falling, having reached he depth of 14 inches. Ocj- Who married Captain Shiuley 1 Who mar. . ried Captsiu Shin!- y I Cau any body tc 11 <Jnce? twice. I Nfw Mwic.-"W'w*oo1" a L auulul song, U suag by Jft Braham with distinguished success, ?d respec'fully dedicated to Mrs. James Gordon Bennett ; the music composed by Alexander Lee. This is one nf the sweetest songs recently published, and is printed on beautifully perfumed paper. It can be got at 101 Broadway. Atwill is the greatest pub* iaher in this city in his line. Music on perfum ed paper is all the go nowf. Buds and Blossoms ?Ripe strawberries were picked on the 22dnlt. in Si. Augustine, Flo. Last week there was a daimon tree in full blossom at Ellicoifs Mills,.Md. Farmers in the western town of Onondaga were ploughing their grounds on the 17ih inst. i . War upon Mtt'ts.?Tb? Louisiana Legislature hare unanimously requested government to declare war against Mexico. The resolution was virtually to that effect. Wind's Resistance.?The care running over the E'stern Rnlroad were actually stopped by the force of thewiad last Thursday. They had fall iteam on at the time. Aw Oafjs in the DeSert ?The city government las been paying otf its bond*, to mature in March text, in advance. Wb< n will Mississippi play rumps 1 Arming ?One hundred men are now employed >a the works at Fort Adams, Newport, K. I. Revolutionary Patriots ?The patriots of "K ire fast dropping into eternity. Free G. Parker, >ne of them, aged 87, died in Bucksport, on the 10th instant. Mohe about the Charter Oax ?AH the eargo ind the baggage of the pa-at-ng'-r* of the steam ?oat Charter Oak has hem saved. The passengers arerein Providence last Friday evening, and in Boston now. A New **tt Promising Dehutastk?A very lovey woman and an excellent actress, Mrs. Seymour, tppears to morrow night at the Park, in the new ragedy of Nina Sforza; for which great preparaions have been made. We cannot say anything nore effectively in favor of this lady, than by giving he following ju-t remarks from a Philadelphia pater On Wednesday, the tragedy of Nina Sforza, by the lev. Z Troughton, was produced. It has been highly ind detervedfy succsssful in Englsnd?thero sre stand>at beautiss both in the language and situation*. Mrs. leymour (the lady whose readings have boon so much idiaired,) appeared for the first time as Nina. She has he advantages of youth and great beauty, and wa ahould marine the character was written expressly for her? areiy have wa seen a more perfect representation, and egret that we have not space to give aome extracts.? ler innocent expression of love for Doris, and hatred of lis false friend, Spiaola, were most excellent, and called orth long and loud applauso?the tears shed by so many right eyes were the best teat of the < ffsot produced ;? ler performance throughout was marked with discriaaiistion and judgment, which were fully Appreciated by me of the best andiences of the season. City Intelligence. Look out ran your Pocket Books.?The Washngton Temperance Society hold a temperance neeting at officer Stephens' Triangle, on the Points, his morning, (Sunday) at ten o'clock. The crowd rill be great, and as all the financiers, professional ;enllemen, pigeons, and investigators of that vicinity vili be on the ground, those who attend from eniosity most keep an eye to their wrtches and pocket looks. Who married Captain Schinley ? The Tims it out or Joist.?The haodt of the 3ity Hall clock have for the last several days been unning a race against time ; the hands fronting the 'ark have taken the lead during the week, and beat 11 the others at the coming out on the even hofar, orae ten of fifteen minutes; those on Chatham street ioint are second best and the others nearly neck and eric. Intact the clock has nresented asmanvdif erent periods of time a* there are dials on its face. Yho is the regulator 1 What is the matter 1 Who n&rried Captain Schinlep 1 A PaoT a acted Mbbtiko Broken Ur ?During the ist several days a "protracted m?-etrog" has been irotracted night and day at the African Church, corier of Leonard and Church streets, and during the ilarmof fire last evening, some mischievous rogue uformed the members of two or three of the comlanies that were proceeding to the fire, that that tuilding was in flames in the inside They hastened vith all speed, arranged themselves opposite'the loors, the water was passed into the hydrant pipes, he engines put ju motion, and the whole church and longregatton, consisting of all colors and all sizes, vere completely flooded with Manhattan water beore the fact was fairly discovered that the churcn vas not on fire. The parties concerned, we tfnderitand, will all be arrested for thus breaking up this irotracted meeting. A Perfect Counterfeit ?The counterfeit ifive lollar notes of the Tradesmen#* Bank of this city, ecentfy put in circulation, are so well executed as o deceive the best judges of bad money, and also >ome of the officers of the bank of wnich it purjorts to be an issue. Look out for them. Fire ?The alarm of fire in Brooklyn on Saturday norning about 1 o'clock, proceeded from ths burning ?f the iron foundry of Mr- Atwater, at the corner of drdgeand Plymouth streets. It wasentirely consulted, and the owner is but partly insured. The alarm immediately after, in this city, was raused by the burning of an out building in the rear if the premises occupied by Wm Cowan, as a ioree bazaar, in Crosby street. Not much injury was committed. Another.?About two o'clock another broke out in the stable cf Patrick McCormick, in the rear of No. SB Leonard at. near the corner of Church. Four norses, several cabs and the whole contents of the railding was destroyed McCormick's loss is neary $1000, only a small portion of which was in* rated. Coroner's Irouests ?The coroner held several ngaests yesterday. The first was on the body of a nsa named Lawrence Kelly, aged forty five years, whs died in a sudden manner at No. 4 Catharine dip, on Friday afternoon, from a fit of apoplexy. Fie had been a free drinker for a length of time, and n the end fell a victim to his intemperate habits. The second was on the bodv of Sarah Elizabeth E jbert, wife of Wm. Egbert, Jr . who died suddenly yesterday from the effects of a disease of the lungs She was about twenty-seven yean of age, and had >?< n sick for a leng'h of time. ' The coroner also held an inquest on Friday evenng on the body of an elderly man named Anuziah ttlakslee, a native of Connecticut, who has been Practising as a liommpalitic doctor for same time . .... ,i r.i Rnwers. His room Dresented a scene >f wrelchednesa rarely pern, and the conclusion of lie jury was thai he had died from the want of pro>er food and attention. Mohk alt**ct> Notes?The improvement in the irt of counterfeiting and nltetiog hank, notes, kerpa nil pace with the explosions ?f those institutions. Yesterday John Sharp entered the store of John switatr, 163Chappel street, and after putchancg a Mir of boots, o tiered in payment a note purporting ;o be of the denomination ot $10, on the Liu'e bank af Providence, but which had beeu altered from a 91 note of the same bank. lie was arrested and committed. Tine ww Poi.tcx Svrrcsi ?What has become of the long contemplated new organizition of the Police Department I Is it fully exploded! Are we never to have a preventive salaried pohrie instead of the present obnoxious system under which those officers must wink at the perpetration of crimes to obtain a living. Who manied Captain Sch aley T " T11* Sciewcx'* nxr.wiTirn?Ben C'aunt, the champion of England, and Charley Freemen, the riant of America, sailed for England yesterday in the ship England? Cavnt to meet Bendiga m combat, and Freeman to aeionibh the English Taney with his netve, strength and stature. While the vessel was in the stream she waaboardrd by a small bout with an officer, who arrested some " nbequatulator,'1 who was moving off before time, put him in irons and landed him safe in New York jurisdiction again' Particularn on MondaySonne* Bicxase ?A young man named Peter fiwain, who resided wiih hi*mother, No. 32Ludlow street, left his home yesterday morning as usual to proceed to hia place of business, in the lower part of the city, an a before proceeding half a block fell in the street in a fit of mpop exy, and diet! before he could be conveyed to the place he had previous.* h it. Sudden indeed is death, and therefore all should be ready. Conrt Calendar? Stonitay. ftrrssion COi ST-Nov 76, 92. f?A, 37, 36. ffj, S7. I ?9, l 1*3, 160, 32, tat, too, 121. 123, 123. |2<J, 127, 120, U2, 133, 140, 142, 141, 117, 130, 1*2, 133, 136, 1A*. 1J0, 161. 163. Cor at or Cummoi Ti kai. -Fart l,at 10 o'olaek, A. M., hoforo Judge Ulvkoeffer?Nos. I, 373, 3 , 6, 7, 9, II, IS, ta, 37?. 17, 19, 91, 99, 43. Heron I part, 4 o'clock, P M, bstore Judge Ingtis? Nos. 2, 274, 4, 274, 6, J, 10, 14, 19, 90, 34. 34 W. 26, 2* C.aciMT Coi st.-Nos 311. .313, It A, 970, 49t-, 394 Sli, 317, 190, 137, 319, 94! to J19 irrluMve.

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