Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 21, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 21, 1842 Page 2
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r NEW YORK HERALD. New York, Monday, K?brn?rj' 91, New York l.anctt, No. VIII. The number of the l.tnrti issued last Saturday con talus : Dr. Alex. 11. Stive**' second Lecture ou Diseasesol the Rectum?equally interesting, Uumerous and scientific, as the first. Dr. Mott's L-ctureon Mumps." Reviews of R?*hbottoh's Midwifery, and Lutoh's Surgery. History of the Battle between the rival schools of Medicine in the city of New York. " The Suicidal Mania." JeltVrsou Colli jo, Philadelphia. Dr. Piekwick Snodgrass, of Baltimore. The Crosby street Clinique. Ureal operation by Dr. VVaana*, of Boston. Post-mortem exnmiuatioii of a Tuomsonian Victim,by Professor VVilli.ims, of DeerfielJ, Mass. Annual Report of Dr. C. B- Archer, the Coroner of New York. Ac sic. k:. The Lanctt is the cheapest and best medical journal in America. It has already nearly 3000 subacribera. Price $3 per annum, paid in advance. Single copies 61 cents. The Box Herald. A beautiful edition of the Box Herald, containing the accounts of the Ball aud Dinner will be given tomorrow?Trice Cj cen'a per copy. Sewi From Knrope, We have by the arrrivul of the Austerlitz, at Charleston, and Burgundy at this port, from Havre, five Jars later intelligence from Europe. To-morrow morning we shall probably receive int licence twenty nine days later Btill.by the Caledonia, which was due at Boston yesterday. To-day is her seventeenth at sea. TUe Recent Atrocious Libels by the Wall street Press on the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Perhaps nothing that has occurred in the history of the newspaper press of (his country, for many years past, has so startled and aroused such a general feeling of iudiguation in the community, as the recent atrocious libels against the Court of Oyer and Ttrminer, published from day to day by the Wall atreet papers. Let uj look calmly at the true and simple position of this whole matter. The Wall street papers raised a terrible outcry because one paper had published a most innocent jeu d'rynit, (so considered by nearly the whole bench and bar of New York,) in the shape of a report, which was very accurate throughout, in its main features and fuels, but which happened to contain a 1 w humorous but thoroughly harmless remarks on one of the judges, entirely free from malice or the slightest intention of evil, and which by some unaccountable perversion of judgment, was construed into a mere technical libel, and eventuated in a fine of S^50?when, in truth, and in fact, and in the estimation of a large majority of the community, the fine should have been but nominal, and not more than six cents. When this result was published, the Wall street papers (who had been for several days endeavoring to create a strong prejudice in the public mind, and to brow beet and threaten the Court, and intimidate it it possible,) came out with a series of articles, abu.-ive, malicious, and libelous in the extreme, upon a majority of that Court?charging upon its members that they were actuated by the most corrupt a^J degrading motives that could be imagined, impeaching their integrity, shamelessly asserting th*' they were corrupt and dishouest in their judicial conduct, nnd ultimately winding up this series of base, malicious, ar.d unfounded attacks, with one of the most violent and alarming libels that has ever bet n published against auy court or individual in this countrv And to show the concert of actien between th'ne paper?, and the systematic nature of these attacks upon theCoiurt.all these libels were regularly republished bv the respective Wall street editors, and endorsed daily each by the othei, and aggravated by additional libelous remarks and comments accompanying each re-publicution. All letidirg to the presumption that theio was a preconcerted plan of attack laid down by these journals, amounting to a conspiracy, to assail and destroy the honor, dignity, integrity and utility of one of the highest judicial tribunals in the country ; the constitutionality and integrity of which was not only never before assailed, but was never for a moment doubted or called in question. Such is the real poaition of this whole matter ? Such has b< < n the unwarrantable, unblushing and unpardonable conduct of the Wall street papers, in relation to i' They do not pretend that in pursuing these atrocious attacks on the Court, that they are publish., g a report o< any part of its proceedings, as a matter of information, or merely throwing oil* an innocent jeu d'e*prit, or harmless jest of the moment, free from malice, or design to bring the Court into contempt. They do not indulge even in surmises. But they recklessly charge upon the Court dishonesty, corruption of the basest kind, intrigue to poison the pure stream of justice, for the worst of purposes, and in the most brutal nunner avow that :t is their determination to bring that Court, as at present constituted, into contempt, and to destroy, if possible, the vitality o! all its high and holy functions. And fhi?, too, at a time when matters of the deepest interest to the whole community, invol ving the life and death of several individuals, and t hrough them involving the siffety and stability of the ve?y Tcur.datiena of our w hole social system, depend upon the estimation in w hich the proceedings of this very Court is held by the whole community. Is not such a state of things alarming to the last degree! Poet not (very well regulated mind hrc.k with horror from the state of anarchy and depi-ivity witielt these Wall street paper* are evidently er.de norms to bring about! And is not the ipq dry pregnant upon every tongue, as to wh,t can, what ought, a iia* i? to be dune in this matter to previ .: u;u as.'ate ot things. Why, if one n> wspL iuv. ii , iu iinr to.iisc oi a ioi.4 and cherui. e faitVui r?i' . of a tedious, complicated, and diflicu' '! ... f r : ? eiving stolen ccfl e, in the whole of w'.i.cU lu.' v i,??* u particle of malice or evil intention, thai, be deemed guilty of a contempt ol court, r,nd I ? punished by a $350 fine, $tk)tlO would iint 0- a tivhi <t th" punishment that is justly deit rreC b> ihc Wall street papers, lor their series of gross, malicious, and most dangerous libels on this iuui.i higher and more istporiant Court?the integrity and vitality of whose functions is thus ruthlessly asfttilet!. What, then, is to be done \ Our Courts and Grand dunes tpust protect their own dignity. Let the Court itself aruut these offenders in their mad and destructive carter: let the public prosecutor do his duty by bring g the whole matter before the present Grand Jury ; for he, too, is assailed by there men, and hit reputation is involved therein. And let the community nee whether, while one paper is to be made to pay the heavy line of ?j3? for an innocent jru at iprit, others can go unwhipt of justice, while guilty of the mo t Migrant lib I- ever read or lizard ofConn term ?Gur .Albany correspondent made a mis: ,ke ir. r, statement publi.-liud yesterday, that the "son of the United States Secretary a." State" wn orr<--ed in Albany. We .ire informed it was the con o.' another Secretary?not that oi Mr Webster. Nr.vr \cf oh oi Nsw V ?"Jar num.nation ol ' hir'. i A. Cliuton takes remarkably well with a large -i dy o| the people. Many are s disgusted with th- lolli s ot both parties, tiiat they are t ready to take any good nun and feasible pr. jecl,hy way of reliefSi \ Discovaav.? We understand that there isa nisa in town, who has talked to a man, who has a piete of tb: breeches ol th - man who knovi who married Captain Sc onley. I fell Ik FIVE DATS LATER FROM EUROPE. Prob?bl? Rupture bduten France an* Rut In, anil between France an* Spain.lteius from all parts of Europe. The packet ship Burgundy, arrived last uigl from Havre, with live day* later intelligence thi before received. She tailed from Havre on the 9| ult., a:ul we have advice* to that day. England. Thomas Carlyle has declined becoming a ca d date for the chair of history, now vacant in tl University of Edinburgh. A great melting is i be held at Bath, on the 6th January, ef the clothiei of Wilts, Somerset and Gloucester, te take tt Corn Laws inte consideration. The Conway from China, entered the Sound, c the 26ih of December. Her destination was Port month. She had on board two millions of dollar and some invalids from the squadron in the Chic seas. She was at the Cape ef Good Hope, on th 1st of October. Of course, she brought no intc lirvon rn urKirk Isorl not ?U, -a ?-- ? -?? country. France 4 On the third of January, the members of tfa Chambers of Deputies assembled for the purpose < electing the Committee to draw np the Address i answer to the speech frem the Throne. On thi occasion there was a discussion on the f oreign an domestic policy of the government. The ministr were attacked for the convention of July, for it policy as regards Spain, for the reduction of th navy, and several members, in passing in revic the acts of the government, bestowed on them ui qualified ceniure. M. L. Herbette spoke wit great animation against the attacks upon the pre* and blamed, with much severity, the reco^nitio of the right of maritime search, demanded by th British Government. M. Suuzel has taken possession of his officii residence in the Palais llourbon, as President < the Chamber of Deputies. The " Consiitutiennel" has the following artici on the message of the American President:? "We see in this document a policy and a lac gnage worthy the government of a gieat nation Wc will not compare it with that of our Ministry for the blush of shame would mount to rapidly t our cheeks. We also have a brave navy and glorion flag ; and yet the English exercise over our vessel the right of search, which is energetically resistei l>y a people who are not igaomnt of their maiatim inferiority, but who rely on their courage and pa triotism. It is contended that this exhorbitau right is reciprocal. This, however, is a mere illu smn, for the British flag dominates in every sea T here is not one of her seamen who does no sing 'liule Britannia, Britannia rules the wares. There will however.be at least one flag which sh< will be forced to respect?the flag which protect the land of Franklin and Washington " The Observateur of Brussels says The ill nniMoroi me King oi rruma towards uouand con tiuues. Tbc Prns.ian monarch, going to London will not pass through Holland, tbc King of wliicl country is his near relation, but through Belgium 1 he Leipsic Gazette says that his Majesty wil visit Edinburgh, and the Highlands of Scotland. The Debats statis that the Viscount de Leoland has had the diamonds left in possession of the Tribunal of Tulle to be sold, and tho prsceeds distributed among the poor of Tualic and Ls Glandier l'oor Madame Lafuge 1 The elegant suspension bridge over the Seine at Swrcine, is so yearly finished, that it is expect ! ed to be opened sometime this mouth. Capital puni.-hment and the bastinado are about to be abolished in Hungary. M. dc Kissel :ff, tbc Kus>ian Charge d'Aflaires, did Met go with the Diplomatic Corps to the King on New Year's Day. " At four o'clock on the 1st instant." says the Gazitte de Fiance, " M. de Kisselcff entered the circle of the Rue dcGrammons, and, on being asked how he was, ri plied : ' Jt luit indispose /-or ordrc-'" The Qneen of the Belgians is tnctinlf, and in her fourth month. The Duke dc Bordeaux is to pass tho winter at Vienna. Count Alfred d'Orsay proposes to establish t House of Asylum, for distressed French subjects where they may find a shelter for the night,ant: a portion cf food. The government of the Saiss canton of Tcssiuo imitating thatofArgan, has just repressed a con veut of Cordclitrs. "The King," says the Debats, has commuted th< sentence against Qtienisses, into transportation an J against Colombier and Brazier, into harJ laboi at the hulks for life. ^Odituarv.?The Count de Marcthns?The Coun dc Monthadon?The Baron Dcspalys?The Viscount kDucre.-t de Villeneure?Viscountess de Curzay. Stock Exciiaroe, Jan. 6, two o 'clock.?Fire per cents opened at 117 fr. 40 ; Three at 7d fr. 50c. Spain. Espaitcro, the Ucgeut of Spain, has positively refused to accede to the arrogant pretensions of the French Ambassador to be allowed to present hii credent als to Quet u Isabella, unlesa he were pre. sent. The Journal des Debats thinks that this misunderstanding, on a question of mere etiquette will inevitably lead to a war between France and Spain. The speech of the Regent of Spain, at the opening of the Cortes, is expressed in a manly enu excell-nt spirit. It alludes to the paymeut of the public drots in terms highly honorable to his go. \ eminent, and iv based on the true principles of na tiunal taith. The past extravagances of the Bourn are to be cheeked by judicious regulations. Banki are in a course of bring established on the systeir of those of Scotland. We learn from St. Petersburg, that the fro*t re turned on the lthh rf December, and that the Ncv: continued to bo covered with floating ice till the 2i?th. Tha bridges had been removed. On (he 1*1 of Jann ry the first number of an English periodical was to nppe.ir in tho Russian capital, under the title of the St Petersburg English Review. Sure art 1* renin's (Vision* o.v tiie Uniov.? Tuie amiable and talented Secretary has published three or lour column* in the "Rational Intelligencer," in r. | ly to lohn.M. Botts, the header ctl and < xecutioc?T of Captain Tyler. The question in dispute is, whether Judge Upaher ever expressed h:mjfll in favor of a dissolution of the I nion?and the evidence on both side? in the recollections of private conversations, small talk in steamboats?exclamations in rainy weather and interjection* uttered in travelling over bad roads. Both parties, as usuj! in such Pickwickian questions, prove the truth of their assertions- Ilotts is correci?Secretary I p tier ts correct?all are correct and.honorable men. Seriously, however, the whole of Una controversy t< a perfect Urce? more laughable than anything in Brz's works, l'ray who care* what opinions either person may have hid about politic* year* agol? f-cretary I'pjher is now in favor ol I nion?and ill i is em u. i. Butts is a droll tuUow, wiih notne Bo-. d point3?probably smart among horses, but rathe t mail anion: statesmen- He had better slick to the turf. It he hasauy talent, let him answer this question?''Who married Captain Schinleyl" Tiivt AsrrooTE -Mr. We?<ti a.? Prentim of the I. uisville Journal ha- published three nfTida>irs, proving himself to be a very accomplished liar, a slanderer,and a malicious libeller, it hardly required any affidavit to prove s > s lf-tv.dem a truth. Some men are born poets?others bom liars. Premiss is one of the latter, and could hardly tell us who mar ro d Captain Shtnley 1 A cornea Siiuh.?The Lafaytllc Ban ; is.-hat tip at I ft. How much have we l>een abused in Wall ??n et hi cause we warned the public to stand from iinu'i r !WeJIiave thought* of giving no furthei w trui(i|s to the public, on account of this ingrati li' iJe. It seems that tne#nian who cheats tl < m >tabd (ht-Vet the deeper, t* the jre-itest favolite. The Psw aed the P wen diet.?The " Midi' soman" of last Saturday, copies a very elaborat? article from the " New York Sag,*" in favor of ih? ^ policy of the President, and accompanied it will .. these remarks:? The article from the New York San apeak* the aen timer. U of the President in relation to tke " Tyler party, lit The paity rail) ing around the President is the Admin iatration party, a party having in view the coot of th? country, and not formed for the apeciai benefit of an in lh dividual. The President look* to poaterlty for a peraon al party?a party that will do fall justice to his motivea snd acta. While living, he can enly desire to sea the insures he recommends approved and adopted for the ,i. take of bio country; and for thia purpose the Adminis trstion party is instituted; audit will he triumphant.? Afudi junnm. t0 It is very eviJent, from these and similar manirs testation?, that the "independent caah pre?" of all Ie the large cities are rapidly approximating to the sup port of tl e President. This is a real popular move,n ment? beyond the reach of the political cliqutt, and *" will lend to some astounding results one of these ? daya. If the "cash press" of Boston, New York, 14 Philadelphia, and Baltimore, thus come forth and >e stand by the President, the bankrupt portion of tbe press is powerless and gon* for ever, jtpropoi " ought not the Post ollice Department take into con. sideration the propriety of giviog the advertising of the letters in the large cities to the cash press, purely as n financial and business transaction! Tims, for " ;r a.? n? ~c xi? v?u ...? luoiauur, 11 me x uauiusiri ui new xuir wcic iu n advertise in the " New York Son," (we-don't eny '* anything of the Herald, because we don't want it,) instead of usisg those two obscure and liiuited-cirJ culating papers, called the " Commercial Advertiser" and the " Daily Express," it would increase ie the re venue many thousands every year. A single w carrier of the Herald or Sun takes more papers than l" two-thirds of the whole circulation of either of these ^ Wall stree t prints. Such facts ought to be taken into consideration by 11 tiie President and his cabinet in an economical and e business point of view. The voice of the people?the s-ntisncutsof the people?the power of the people ll are all with the independent cash press?and they ^ can also do the Post Office advertising of the government, better and cheaper, e . Boz's Movements.?Boz remains in the city ten l- days longer. He dined out yesterday and the day > before, and has the following engagements ahead:? i ! w?i. * Dinner at Mr. GrinnoH's with i Washington Irving,on Mon- > Accepted, d day, (to day.) ) Vr.it to BUckwelP. j AcC(.ptt^. Dinner at Frank W.ddell's j Conation. J Vi!itto^riaud i c Dinner with a Club of seventy > gentlemen at the Aitor [ Accepted. House,on Thursday. ) Dinner with 1 Lewi. (Jaylord Clark, ' Waahiugton Irving, ! Accented 1 HaJleck, Bryant, Accepted. Henry Breevort, j I Mr. Ii Mr.. Dickeu*. j Invitation from the Grand Jury) n??iinoa to aee the prlions. J uacuneo. I Dinner and chit-chat with the ? . ..j Tickwick Club. \ Accepted. . Invitation to the Board of Bro- ) Under ker. ud?u?jns their J 8criou. Consideration. These nre onlv u few of his enoaoements. ' Another Elopement -?Miss Cornelia Malvica Carter, niece of John F. Delaplaine, eloped from t the house of her brother Wellington H. Carter, in Canal street, about two o'clock on Sunday morning. She went to the City Hole', where . her intended Joseph Caesar daCainara Lomeline resided?had him aroused. They went over in the motniug to Brooklyn, and wsre married by a Protestant, and returned to the City Hotel as man and wife. On their friends finding this out, they caused them to be married by the itev. Doctor Powers yesterday morning?the same day. She is only seventeen?very beautiful, and heiress to much property. He is the son of the proprietor of the famous Lotueline wines, and is a Portuguese. The fallowing is the certificate of marriage :? Ego infinscriptus testifies et fidem facio Domi1 ntim Joseph us Cwsarum da Camara Lomeline et ? Corneliani Malvinam Carter a me in Matrimonium I cnnjtiiietos fuiisse die 2d mensis Februarii, A D. 1812, pixtaRitunt Santa; Ecclesia; Catholicx Romanic testibus. , Translation. These will certify, that on the 20th February, 1S42, I have married, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Roman Catholic Church, Joseph 5 Cresar da Camara Lomeline ai.d Cornelia Malvina Carter. r John Powf.*, Vicar General Uf the Diocese of New York. Given at New York this 20th of February, 1842. t In PresenceWellington H-Carter, John F. Delaplaine, Thomas J. Carter, J. C. Delaplaine. John 11. Gardner, 20th Feb. 1842. She had been staying at Howard's Hotel, with her j uncle's family, and was removed to her brother's at midnight, on Saturday, for safe keeping. Had she rt rnuined she could not have eloped in the night We know who married this eoujle; but 1 who ia the nnnejof wonder married Cap!- Schinleyl The Hon. Martin Van Bi'Rkn, ex-president, has arrived in town and has taken, lodgings at the ' American Hotel. Lohd Morpeth arrived in Cha-lestou on the 16 h j instant. News from Boston ?We are again and again indebted to Mr. Muliikcn of the crack sleanur New | Haven, for Boston papers of Saturduy morning k Also to llarnden and Co- of the Extra Express Line. HarnjJen & Co. do their business as it should be done. 1 Steamer Charter Oak.?At a meeting of the ' passengers held after the disaster of the Charter ? Oak, the greatest praise was bestowed on Captain Roathe, for his constant and able exertions. The whole number cf pareengers was 50, of whom a few were ladies, and all behaved with great eoolncts. The escape is considered as moat remarkable by all who were on board the vessel. Xrw.- 1 Rom Florida ?The war is not yet ended. Tigertuil is still free and likely to prove troablesome. There is a report current that Alligator has been shot by Hilly Bowlegs. Col. Worth is getting rid of his ' prisoners as last as possible. Five hundred were to have been shipped in the lloeilie early this month for Arkansas. 1 Th an run vino in Trx\??President Houston ha* recommended to the good people of Texas the 22nd day of March, being the anniversary of their n?_tional'independence, to be observed as a day of devotional exercises, thanksgiving and prayer. Painting. Editor rr tiisIIehudMr P. He wins, the celebrated portrait painter, from Hartford, Conn., has keen painting a number of pictures in this city, the last few weeks His x'yfe of painting is more lik" nature than art, and Irs likenesses all but life itself. He has now returned home to Connecticut, but not without the pro mis* of again visiting this ejty next fall, at which time 1 tru?t our allien* will give him such encouragement as will induce him to make our city hi* future place of residence. I am sure no painter in onr country can make a more valuable portrait of the human head. a Fnicxn to Memt. MiLiraar School at Wht Point.?The following ure the names of the five most distinguished cadets in each class of the United States Military Academy. West Point, repotted at the examination iu June, 1841, and attached to the Army Register lor 1*12:? FiR?rCr.*?s?ZealoiiiB. Towert Mara; Horatio (E Wright, C.nnn ; Massilon Harrison, Va ; Smith M nsbury.Md; Am'el W. Whipple, Mass. Sacoan Cla?*?Henry L. Eostis, Mass; John N'evton. Va ; John J) Hurts, 1>C; Oeorge W. Rons, Ala ; W. 8 Roeecrsns, Ohio. 1 man Ci.aos?Thomas J. Brereton; (reorge Det ot.Conn; W.B Franklin, Pa ; W. F. Ksytold*, bo. H.S ltipl.y, N V f ou Kin \v i; IVck.Tsnn ; J. H.WhitI'm ,jr?\ : A>h*r K Kddy. II1; SamuelGilJ Ky; H- U S.hrieder, Md. Farther Voteiof the Great M dual RtTtletlon?Dr. Ste-rens and Dr. Mottt The L inert of this week ngaln presents us with i th- two great rival hertdlof the Medical Schools of New York. Dr Mott disconrseth on the " Momps" . ? Dr Steves* continues the discussion of the fundamental principles of the euhject of his lormer lecture, . which excited etich a sensation as the revival of the Abernethidn, Samivel Welter style of popular leci turiug. The "profession," during the p?tt week, > hare been dreadfully agitated by a controversy re1 specting the comparative merits of these two emi nent uavun*. The respectable dry-nurses of the New School are quite tnrnged at (he attempts to pla;e Dr- Srt-vrxs oa the same level with their venerable darling, and tarn up their noses at the funny old boy of the " College," just as we may imagine that pretty Windsor girl, from whom the royal "babby" derives the nourishment of his mod sacred, 11 innebswathed little body, does at the humble foster-mothers of the "tenth transmitters Sofa foolish race." Some of the supporters of the Now School, indeed, would est us up alive, because wa called Dr. Mott their " great gun." This is superlitively eilly. All the wotld and his mother very well knows that Dr. Mott is to the Stuyvnauit School, what gas is to a balloon?a boiler to a

steamboat?or impudence to a " Colonel Webb, of the regular army!" Why, at the whiBper of a hint that this distinguished operative surgeon would leave them, the teeth of the old dry-nurses would chatter in their head, and their venerable knees knock against each other, in the manner of 6ome poor devil of a blue coat in the swamps of Florida ! Of the value of Dr. Stevers to the " College" in Crosby street, any one who reads his lectures in the Ixmcet, will be at once convinced* The second fully sustai as the character of the first. There is in it the same practical experience, sound judgment, and grinning good humor, that so remarkably distinguished its predecessor. The fact is, the most prejudiced non-professional, on reading such a lec ture, falls head aud cars in love with surgery, and is almost persuaded to wish he were himself a Saw* bones! Since the " battle of the frogs and mice," recorded iu immortal verse, there never has been such a fierce, bitter, well-contested, bloodlees, funny strug* gle as that now waging between the rival Medical Schools in this wonderful metropolis. The members of the old " College," we must say, are good tacticians. They have managed to secure the entire control of all the Hospiials ; and by a late most judicious move they have also secured all the Dispensaries in the city, at which there are upwards of fifty thousand applicants for relief, yearly, from whom all the choice aud remarkable cases are selected and sent to the Crosby street Surgical Ctiniqut, where they are every Monday treated by Dr. Steveks and Professors Parker and Gilmar. On the other hand, the New School unceasingly blow the trum pet in Judev, by sending ont circulars to all the physicians, lawyers and clergymen throughout tha country. They also give periodical feasts of pickhd oysters, stewed clams, and cider champagne to their students; and have lately organized no less than three Cliniquts of Mediciwe.'ScroeRy, and Obstetrics, under the management of Professors Pattiso.v, Revere and Bedford. The establishment of a public 'obstetrical clinique, is a novel idea, and was doubtless felicitously conceived in the brail of the distinguished gentleman who assumes that part of the labor. So the New School are also wise, in their generation. liut there's one point where they have been unequivocally beaten. The New School had announced a summer course of Lectures, by D.s 0. ALee, Post, Detmold and others, which was to be given at a merely nominal rate, to induce students to stay, and give greater eclat to the school. But the gentlemen of the " Faculty" it seems tn-rely iu tended this as a kind of " decoy-duck," and so the o:h* cr week they told the talented physicians whom we kaua namai^ ilioir e*?rv i"pa wonM hr* with, as it was not intended to permit any person to lecture at the Sluyvesant Institute on any subjects taught by the Professors; and thereupon the cunning old fellows deposited their tongues in their left cheeks, rubbed their hands with great glee, and went oft in the full glow ol one ot the greatest of all earthly enjoyments?a hearty inward chuckle. But their laughter was as the joy of the silly ones, which, as the wise man says, " is like the crackling of thorns under a pot," for the worthies of the " College" immediately completed arrangements by which one of the most attractive and varied courses of scientific lectures ever given in this city, will be delivered during the summer. Now all these movements are of the greatert inteiest to the community. They betoken the approach of a new day '/or medical science in this country. They show an awakened desire of elevating th? character of medical education. They give encouraging evidence that an art, eminently noble and useful in theory and practice, will.? ne day be disencumbered of all those clogs and hinderances which have hiiherto impededjils rrogrees in this country. And they form but one of the "Signs of the times"?those evidences every where apparent that the human mind is preparing itself, by one gigantic effort, to carry away, those gates, by which ignorance and superstition have bo long held it in thralirom. Theatricals.?The Park re-opens to-night with the new tragedy of " Nina Sforza," to bring out which,in splendid style, the management have been devoting all their energies for some time past, and hare expended a great deal of money on scenery, dresses, decorations, &c ; Simpson being determined, if possible, at any cost, to give the public a series of good comedies, tragedies, ice., and to see if the legitimate drama, properly done, will not be successful once more. In addition to other new engagements, the Manager brings out, to-night, Mrs. Seymour, as the heroine in the new tragedy. She is a very beautiful woman, and said to be an accomplished actress, and, like Dickens, esteemed as highly in private as in public life. Will she become a great favoritel WVllaee. ^ The small theatre?, ChathiwClympie, 4re., are doing a good business in a qflB way, and bringing out novelty and talent in very rapid success ion. The Bowery is trying to imitate the Tark, and, of course, falls very far short of its object. Various public places of entertainment are announcing that on such and such nights, Chailes Dickens will attend their exhibitions: aH these are c itch-penny affairs. His purpose is to attend aone of these places, as a public character. He will drop in at the Park, in a quiet way, see the play, and stroll round for an obeerwation or two, as Sam Welfer says, on Monday or Tuesday night, but that's all. Who married Captain Seh inly I Chatham Theatre.?A constant succession of ' noveltie* hare for* long time made their appearance at this theatre,doinn justice to the activity and good taste of the manager. The drama founded en Scott's Marinion is to be produced. Mr. J.R. Scott personating the "Felon Knight,"? " Whose well tnrned j >ints nnd strength of limbs Showed him no carpet kniglit so trim, But in close fight n warrior grim In camps a leader sage." After which follows the amusing piece of Paris A London, in which ntcsdames Thome and Lawis and Miss Mestayer appea ogatber. Since tha repainting and refitting of the house it prcscnta a really bcantiful appearance. List rnom Havaha ?EMer is rusticating at a r? -i lei.ee outside the walla,waiting for carnival times to l?e over before she commences an engagement at ?1 300 a night, finding her own corjui de ballet. The opera people are preparing to come over in the Al ibania, on tier next trip. Another brilliant musical campaign may be speedily anticipatedThe Havelsare still flourishing in high favor. The city is represented as being very lively - amuse mems fairly driving dull care out of sight and memory. Invalids, though, as usual, are numerous, and are still arriving daily. < tencral Buetamenm.exPresidrni of Mexico.amved on the 2d, in the Spanish brig of war Jason, ia company with Chaldcron, the 3pani?h ex Minister to Mexico. ? _j umj Albany. [Correspondence of the Harm Id.] ? Alsamt. Feb 18, lfM2. In the Assembly to-day, the Committee of th Wnole resumed the consideration of the Electioi Law. * Mr. Loom* oflered an amendment in effect tha each election district should not exceed six hundrec volera. The amendment was adopted. Some amendments necessary to make the pro visiopaof the bill consistent with the sections al ready amended were then adopted. Mr. Loomk then moved that the section regulating the mode of appointing inspectors, be hmended ? as to conform to the bill of last year, by which t#c inspector* were'to be chosen by the people, and the board of canv&saers were to select thjr next highes of the defeated candidatea as the third inspector.? He urged this as a matter of justice to both pur ties. Mr. Tambli* objected to this; bethought thai this legislature should not legislate for party in thit or any other matter. They were sent to legislate foi the people, and if they began to regard Dartv. there was no telling where it would atop. Mr. Smith supported the position assumed by Mr. Loomia; not because he was in favor of legislating on party ground^, but because it would preserve th? rights of the minority, and act as a check to fraud and corruptionMr. Swackhamer was t f the same opinion, it wai trusting too much to human nature, to suppose al! inspectors so honest as to be incapable of fraud?ii was they, essential, that the minority should havt some safeguard. Mr. Davbzac opposed the amendment?he be lieved that the majority should always rule; thii principle was the granite rock upon which restec the principles of our free institutions. Besides, h< had too much confidence in the people to suppose for an instant, that they would select men for in spectors who were capable of dishonesty and frauc in the discharge of their high duties. The Speaker moved, as a substitute, that justicei of the peace, und assessors and commissioners oi Common Schools in each town, shall be consti tuted inspectors of election?any three of them re siding in an election district to be a quorum for the transaction of business. Mr- Simmons thought there would be considerable emb irassinent created by this. There was the pro babilny of having one or more of these officer* mislocated. He thought these officers should be ere*' ted expressly by the people, and not hold their powers rx officio. The Speaker said, that although he had sent thia amendment to the chair, he was merely acting as an amanuensis It was the suggestion of a gentleman from Onondaga. He thought that one of the true principles of representative government, was, that the will of the majority should always rule. By discarding this we abrogated r preventative government He believed that no one would deny that the best men of the to wu were always chosen for these officers?men who you entrust widi the monetary affairs of the town, and thus ano.her advantage would be gained by getting for mere inspectors of elec ion die very best inen of the town. Trie debae was continued at length on the two propositions, when the question was taken on the amendment to the amendment offered by the Speaker, asd lost. Mr. Cawl argued against the adoption of Mr. Loomia' amendment. He thought ihdt by appointing a man as inspector, who was rejected by (he people, it was directly infringing en the rights of the majority. If this principle was correct why not carry it out in the appointment ol Canal and Bank Commissioners'! The minority had rights there which required as much guarding as the franchise. Mr- Davezac again reiterated his arguments in support of the course he had takeo in regard to this amendment. Mr. Loo vis replied in support of his amendment. Mr. McMcrrav sustained Mr. L. lie thought it necessary that the majority should be watched and guarded by a minority. The question was then I mtcaaiiu fcouucu tu uis auupuou oi jrir-ii.i arneuarnent?fifty-two to twenty-six An amendment was then offered that this principle be extended to cities. Mr. Loomis thought that this principle could be obtained by giving the Common Council this power. Gentlemen representing cities had expressed themselves to sach effect. Ihe amendment was adopted. Various other amendmenis were then adopted for the purpose of making the provisions of the bill in unison with the amended portions. The debate on | some of these amendments was most disorderly, owing to the want of decision on the part of the chairman. Load talking prevailed?hatt'-i-dozen members shouting, Mr. Chairman, and that functionary in a qusniaryas to who was entitled to it. At onetime Mr. Grout had addressed the chair at least a dozen timet before he could obtain the door. It was utterly impossible to hear or understand a word of what was said. The time of holding the poll was fixed in the cities from Bunrise to sunset, and in the country from eight A. M. nntil sunrise, without intermission. On the question of allowing them to be closed for a dinner hour, Mr. Davesac said, what was the dental of a dinner compared to the preservation of the brightest jewel in American ireedotn. The inspectors wanted no dinner?they were fed by the excitement ot the election. He did not believe in this putting the billot-box out to nurse for a night?he had known it under such nursing to bring forth children.?(Laughter )?In Louisiana, this had been the case. At a recent election in that state, when it was evident that the democrats had triumphed, the boxes were put to nurse iato the Louisiana Bank, and the result was that the complexion of the box became changed and under such nursing brought forth a whig victory.?(Great laughter.)?"flic committee tbca rose, and the house udjournedIn the Senate, the bill in relation to the repeal of the New York Criminal Court Bill, was taken up in Committee of the Whole, when Mr. Scott moved to amend sojas to extend the repeal of the law ot 1&10, changing the nnnricr cf drawing grand jurors, which was adopted, and the bill reported 10 the Senate. The weather still continues cold, and there is at present but little prospect of a speedy resumption of the navigation, as the ice that has lormed in the river during the late cold snap, is strong enough today to bear loaded teams."tit would be in consonance, however, with the weather we have had thus far this winter, if it was to turn round warm again with rain, sj as to sweep it all away again. Ccve Ulclcar. City Intelligence. The Boaud or Aldekmen meet to-night, and tomorrow is Washington's birth day. He was born in 1732. j The Hrbald of yesterday, (Sunday) morning, contained nearly all of interest that transpired at the Police offices since Friday night. A Mr. Thomas Jones was caught yesterday in the act of stealing about #15 worth of clothing fromJEdwird Young No. 13 Oliver street, and was "placed in the Tombs for safe keeping. The Coroner .held an inquest at the Colored Orphan Asylum, on the.body of a bey named Wiley Rawle, who Ins been an icmite of that institution for years. lie died in a sudden manner, and suspicions arose that he had been poisoned, but upon, a po-<t mortem examination of the body by Dr. MacJonald, aided by the Coroner, it was decided that he had died from intlimmation of the intestines. The Pa be Theatbi r- opens again this ev.niog with the new tragedy of Nisa Sroaza, the part of Nina l>y Mrs. Seymour. 11 k m a an No. Ill at the.Oiympic continual to at' tract full audience?, Mitchell's whole body is moved in its representation, so much so we understand that he remains exhausted, for a length of time after the battle with Kielimond, in front of Niblo's. It takes fourth proof cologne to bring him to himself again! That Snvrr Box?That MaaaiAOE.?Wonder if that lost SnutT Box, said to be made of gold, marked M.G. A. 3. toT. S-JH. has ever been found! Can the manager of the Bowery Theatre throw any light upoa it 1 Who knows 1 Who can tell 1 Who married Captain Shinley ! Pixo* will commence on Thursday morning at Niblo's to walk fifty consecutive hours without Jeep or rest. A committee has been selected to keep watch during the time, as mrny wagers have been made on the result. The TtMesaauceMttrtiro on the "points" yesterday, held by the Washingtonians, was well attended At one time there were upward* of a thousand piejcnt. The speakers were mostly dull and spiritless. That will never do. Everything done oa the Points is done by steam, and unless the speakers exhibit more feeling, enthusiasm and spirit, they will never elite'an important reformation in that vicinity. f%y The gentleman who taw a wa'chmmn hely ing him-elf at the fire in Centre sheet, is requested to call nt 125 White street. ? . ' 1 1 ^ | HalMken a*ktlti-A splendid Bail.] ? AuU wbca " Mafic arose with Hf volnptuout a well, " |j(t ejM look'.l lav# to eye* v?tiich make again, P ' And all went merry aa a marriage bi ll." a On Thursday araaing laat, Iloboken presented a aeene each aahaa rarely if ever been witaeasad ia I ( that quiet, but romaatic village For days and I i wee(.-? previously, the buay note of preparation amongst the fashionable*, gave token of the ap- 1 preach of some important event ia the gay world. Dr. C., a veritable bachelor, risiding at Hobokca, had tent forth hit invitation* to a numeroa* list of g the moat distingue and intellectual of the faahieaa> ble world, including >*ew York, Brooklyn, and > Hobokca. The evening came, and eame that* with it, a aamerou* train of tha aaoat beaalit fal of the fair sex, accompanied by many n gay eavaliar, nlao d.atingaiahed ia the beau mondt. The ^ mnnsiou of the host, was illuminated with a theei sand lights streaming from 'top to] bottox. The t drawing rooms are oa the first lloor, |and were oii nanaen ed in the most tasteful miihur with Virir* r gated lamps, arraogod,with all the varied color* of the rainbow. Evergreen* were twined and festooned about the columns Tha sides nod ends of the roomt were famished with low ottomans of mcriaon velvet, ranged around ala Tore. ! Oa entering, the blaze of.light reflected from the i thousand fairv lamps, the soft fl?>?tin? ? ?? I infinite varietyjof female loveliness, almost made u? doubt whether we were a living portiun of tbe icene, or were wrapt in some vision of oriental i magnificence. The |iieartj greet ng of the boat, | convinced us in a moment that we were among the realities of life, and an the threshold of enjoyment for many n delicious hour. The waltz began, and during its continuance, wa seized a moment to take a more minute survey of tbe scene before us. Mrs. 11 and her lovely daughters attracted naive real alt ntion. Heienlf > andjher eldest daughter, were attired in bodices of I black velvet of the most rtdttrclir order; the skirt , of Mrs R. bring of a delicate silver grey poplia ' or tabonet, whilst her daughter, Miss Iv, wore > sleeves oi white tulle lace with a skirt of the same material, over a while satin petticoat tastefully trimmed with Brussels point lace. Miss ti. bad not sought alone amongst the productions of art for ' ornaments for her person, but bad arranged with i exquisite taste, some sprigs of lauristinns among gJf C her hair, which contrasted b autifully with the dark luxuriance of her flowing tresses. The accomplished Miss R., of Chamber street, the daughter ol a* eminent banker, received universal attention. Mr C., of Bund street, the sou of aa eminent officer under the Federal Government, and his friend, Mr. C. were the best dressnd gentlemen ia the room. Tbe studied neatness of Miss A- R., received, aa it deserved, the i dmiraticn of all. Her dress was a plain white tnlle, exquisitely fitting her aylphlikc form, which was encircled with a rich blue 1 and white satin sasti looped behind. The dslicate attentions of Mr. J 8 , bestowed on this young lady, shewed his good taste, and as they promenaded the spacious apartments, they were objects cf envious admiration to both sexes. We must not forget to mention Mrs. S. the highly intellectual lady of Captain S , whose spaikliag wit and bland affability added much to the enjnvments^of the evening, and evinced that out hestnad made a good selection of one to assist him in promoting the happiness of his gnests. Misses F.'s of Carroll place, were amongst the inost conspicuous belles of the evening Their dignified and lady-like manners, and highly intellectual tone of conversation, had a most potest inflaeuaa in eertain quarter* Miss J. J ?n, who we are informed, comer from a foreign land, was the " admired of all admirers" ef this gay throng? she wore a black satin bodiee, with a skirt of light figured poplio; peticoat of rich " cerulean blue" silk. * Her hair was dressed plain, but with studied neatness and good taste, the whole giving to her graceful, yet commanding figure, a romance of beauty rarely seen, and reminding one stroagly of Van Dyke's celebrated portra;t of Mary Queen of Scots. Mi*e K J. V. by her beauty and loveliness attracted a throng of admirers, pmong whom the roost conspicuous was Mr. K., and many a sighing swain was heard cursing his own hard fate and es vying the good fortune of Mr K. The fair brow of Miss J. V., (although she is the firat in beauty's throng) seemed slightly shaded by a etre? " For 'tis not in the banquet or minstrelsy, Nsr in perfumed flowers or roStnte sky, Can the lonely heart any beauty see, For it clothes ell things with its own sad dye." She was all aaeoaseioas that she ha;) enchained the heart of die elegant Mr. E. of Liberty street, whose dark eye followed her through the mazy dance, anxious to discover the grief that lurked within. Mrs. B r, and her two beautiful niacea, Mies S. and Miss M. were'all smiles, and?but u Twere folly to gild refined golJ, or paint the lily, Or thro w a pvrfumeo'er the violet." Of the gentlemen, Commodore D. was the laader of the revels, and he very much enjoy id the wender evinced at his graphic account ol his most miraculous escape from the memorable earthquake at Carancaa. Captain S. i f the United States Navy^ in iuii uuiiuiw, was, > usual, me admiration 01 the ladies, and many a fair one sighed oat, "aha wished that heaven had made her *uch a man." Judge made too ear j an exit to have parti* cipated much in the festivities of the evening; bat, 'tis said, that he contemplates matrimony, and is therefore somewhat restr.tiued in the indulgence of his natural gaiety of temper. Mr. L., a distin* guishrd counsellor of Wall street was there, with bis pale, classical features us beautiful as ever. We noticed is the cro vd Mr. A A. D. of Albany, who has recently been miking some important discoveries in chemistry. Mr J. of University place, one of our most promising young artists, and his friend Mr. D enteied into the fall spirit of the occasion. They are reported to be engaged to sisters, and it is said the nuptials are to " coineoff" in the course of the ensuing summer. Mr. R. J. was. as he always is, full of gaiety and life, and personified the hearty godtt-humorei benevolent* of old Caledonia, bis native land. Squire 11., full of anecdote and repartee, was continually surrnuaded by a erawd of both sexes, who did true homage to his agreeable a .d fascinating manners. There Were " troops and battal ous*' of others ts as unknown, who filled the ranks of this gay scene. The music was of the highest order, and the supper by its magnificent arrangessent, was the astonishment of all?oar host had not refrained from indulging in his accustomed humor and good taste in its setting out. Th* juicy grape, coaling orange, and luxuries from a hundred climes, were blended in wild profusion over the festive hoard. A champaigns feu tie joie commenced at twelve, when the company formed in solid columns around the grouning tables. The supper past, tha dance was resumed, anil continued until a late, er early honr, when the company separated mutually deIigl ted. Pahticciaxs or tub Loss or the William Fale*.?We mentioned in our paper of last evening that the'William Pales, Cspt Thom-s, of Portland, was wrecked on Cape Neddock daring the gale on Wednesday night. The following are the details of this disaster:? ' Capt. Thorns*, his [two officers, a Vineyard pilot aid four seamen perished. Four other sesunen and a boy saved themselves with great difficulty. The snrvivois state that Capt. Thomas raw alight on the beach, which he mistook for some light h iuse in the vicinity, and the weather being thick, found himself among the breakers before he woe aware of hia error, lie fir,t let go his small anchor, which took eo kold whatever; the second anchor W.I I K..? Cnm O aknt-* -.1. L - ... .. ..... tti.cit iur caain ptriM. When the vessel (truck, the rockt alraeet intme4 ately (tore e kole in her bottcm. Cent. T. urged hi( men to jump ashore npon tho rocks, but tney heeitated; when he immediately made e rape feat to his arm, jumped, and had got foot hold upon a rack, but the sea rose immediately behind him, W asked kirn off, and in its retreat carried him under the ressel, probably 'under the keel, as all their force exerted upon the rope availed nothing, and h' "as ?een no more. The W. F wdeafineaew b .rk, built at Seen, and on her first voyage. She cost probably upwards of $15,000. One third cf her belonged to Cspt. Thomas, who is well known as a Portland ship-master, and, we understand, was aboutto relinquish froing to sea. There is $12,000 insured at one office in this city, and probably sousething in Pertlaud. She had di-charred most of her cargo, molasses, at Bristol, and had on board only about 100 bags of coffee. One body only, that of u seamen, had been found nt the last accounts." The Post gives the fallow.nr libt of the crew:? " Numcs of those saved?Gen Hodgkine. Pertland, Me.-. Wm. Foss, do do-: James Waters, cook, do. do j Wm. Ro.s, Boston, Mass.; John Deland, do. do. Names of the lost?Wm. Thomas, master, Portland, Me.; Martin Gilnxtrick, 1st officer, do. do.; Kphraim Littleficld, 2d officer, do. do.; Thomas McLelen. do. do ; John K Plumer, do do.; John N<land, Boston, Mass.; Win. Dcmsey, do. do.; Capt. Perry, Warren, R I. Qtj- Asicaicaiv Mi'sacss ?The attraction* set forth this vers are oi higher caste anil more expensive character than any here'ofore presented. Mr*. Itardwiek, the vocali*', stan !s high in h'T profession. Mr Dclarne,the m sale; gi> es the meat perfeet imitations of inblicmen we ever heard, no euc-ptiug the celehrat* d Itrt Mr. Massie. Tlis experiment in Auiraal Magnetism will convince all tcep'ic i of their error. The model of Dublin and Kails of Niagara are r?. engaged fsr a short p-riod Also T. <? Boath, the romio singer, T.a Petite r# ,e H-nrr and othari. Orett times to morrow night in h* n>r of the birth day o( Washing'on.

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