Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 28, 1842, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 28, 1842 Page 3
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NKW YORK HERALD. 'Vrw Vurk, nonday, Norviulxr XS, 1*44. To ADvcKTitK**.?Mr. J. Lima it authorised to colleet advertisements for this piper, and receive payments lor the same at the same puces charged nt the desk of this otttcu. To tlir Uellisqueast Agent* of Hit- Herald. M:. 11. 1 Woodward, agent lor the New York Herald, In 8:. Liuis, .Missouri, owes this oltiee ?80. No more papers u ill be lorwarded him until hia uri ears are paid up, and ad\ unci's made for a f'reah supply. This agent has /ailed lo be at good as his word, and behaved badly. Mr. R. G UrapoiiD, agent at Pittsburgh, is now in arc ira about ?100 to this otlice. He is requested to remit nmedia'ely, if he hu< any wish to retain the agency of the Herald, also to make advances for all luture supplies. During the last year we have loat the following amount* by delinquent and dishonest agents, vis.:? t'urus St Co , of New Oileans ?800. David A. Mitchell New Haun Sue Aggregate $1,180. This amount was lost by our forbearance and good nature, in trusting thus* knaves contrary to our rule. We uever shall abandon our principles again, which is cath in advance. Curns had the knavery to deceive us through certain parties in this city. Mitchell hail the impudence to come to this city with our own money iu his pocket, and try to make a bargain to retain the agency. We see that he is now an applicant for the benefit of the Ha .-erupt Law at New Haven. Such a fellow never should receive the benefit ol any good law. We have treated htm w ith the utmost forbearance and kindness, and here is his return. An Kxtra Ilernld. will be published to-day at ten o'clock precisely,containing a full and interesting report of the trial, arraignment, sentence and persecutions inflicted on Jainea Watson Webb, who fought the duel with Tom Marshall in Delaware, and who seems to be doubly and unnecessarily punished? first, in receiving a severe wound in the leg, that will make him a cripple for life, and now in reputation, feelings, and personal liberty, at the hands of blind-folded justice, who has become strangely capricious in these latter days. Also, the famous trial of the Prize Klgl?lern. for manslaughter, in aiding to bring about the death of M'Coy, including all the evidence, speeches of counsel, 1 and a verbatim report of the charge of Judge Haggles, and also the verdict of the jury. This trial was exclusively reported for the Herald, and no paper has yet given the Judge's charge, unless the other morning papers of this day should steal it (rom us, without giving any credit, l'rice for the Kxtra only 6 cents. The Next Preslitrncy?Xcw and Important Movement?tfencral Cass In the Field. A new mid very important political movement has just iiiken pla-e in Marrisburg, Pennsylvania, in favor i of bringing forward Oenernl Lewis Cass.oI Ohio, for mri rt-MUfiicy inineeiecuon oi 1S41. We give the i proceedings in this day's paper, as possessing a most i important influence on future events?and forming one of the first of a series of popular demonstrations that are precisely identical with those that brought ' forward General Jackson anil General Haurisos to 1 the same high station. 1 The situation of the country and the state of the public mind, are very peculiar at this moment. A ' series of rotate flections have just passed away, indi- ' eating most conclusively that none of the present 1 candidates belore the country for the Presidency in ( 1844, possess those elements of general |>opnlarity, sufficient to call forth the enthusiasm or the votes ot j the [>eople. By the United States census of 1810, j th'-re are in t his country about 4,000,tKK) of free white , people over 21 years of age. In the recent r elections, in which the names of Clay and , Van Buren were principally used, less than 2,000,000 t votes have been taken, and only a majority of about j 60,000 in the whole given for the democratic party. j| It is very evident from this fact that some new |( movement?some new name?some new effort must be made to bring out the votes of the people,and command that proper attention in the public niind ei necessary to establish a useful Rovemment. Neither ir Mr. Clay, nor Mr Van Buren, nor Mr. Calhoun, nor \ n Mr. Tyler, nor any other man seems to possess r those eleuientsol popularity, historical and personal, r capable to create a general movement of the masses, i But the movement now for the first time, made in Pennsylvania, looks more like the real spirit of the 1 people th in any thing we have seen ol late. In that Slate, ard in that way, did the names of Jackson and Harrison come up and carry ali before them. Is not this popular iinpulse begun for Lewis Cass of the same kind 1? tending to the same result ? J NVe shall not pronounce the decision yet?ire trill s trait and tee. We are informed, however, that a c sencsol similar popular movements will be made t in succession 111 very large town and State capita] c in tlm nation. The next one will probably be in ( Cincinnati. General Caw is coming home, and will hereafter reside at Cincinnati, Ohio. t In every point of view this movement 19 iinpor- > innt. General Cass is a soldier, a statesman, a phi- a losopher, an Ameriean, a republican, and has nlwavs $ been attached to the principles of the democratic ? partv, without running to ultraism on one side, or proscription on the other. He is a liberal, elevated, and must accomplished man?and has the real Amet in elements of true popularity about liim, in a cr -ater degree than any man now living, with the ugle exception of General Jackson. 11 is public services, both military and civil, are of the highest order?his character is uns'ained?his mind of the most elevated degree. In short, he is the very man that could, with proper attention and effort, he carried into the Presidency, with a universal shout of acclamation. During the coming session of Congress, we have no doubt but the members will principally employ their tune in president-making instead of lawmaking. That body is divided into four or five rhqwt, each with its own'candidate?1st, Clay; 2d, fan Buren ; 3d, Calhoun; 4th, Tyler; 5th, Scott, Arc Are. We believe .that General Cass has not a -iegle supporter in the present Congress. This is, however, a fortunate circumstance (or his chances hereafter. This circ umstance only gives him a greater popularity among the people. If the people if the masses?il the popular assemblages all over the country, take up a man, so eminent, so pure, so patriotic, > truly American in heart a" lie has al ways siown niinseii, ne win waiK over me course? > bring out the whole vote, varying trom 3,(l00,t*)0 1 to 4,0 >!).0,M to 1544, and be the active means of re- r * r;ng p-ace, repose and prosperity to the country, \ ?uch as we have not seen tor a long time. The 1 present clique* and their candidates have only added to the shame of the national character, J hy their violence, ahuse, and corruption, while ' their public duties have been utterly neglected. It is time to turn over a new leaf. The present ] < ongre*? can and will do nothing. They are too much I under the influence of party malevolence and party " rancour Let the movement for General Cass then go ahead, and see what it may bring forth Call public r meetings in every town and county of the Stale and r of the Union Go ahead, boys. The youth and en- (| thusiasm of the whole country can be brought out ^ if you desire?and all the old hackneyed politicians who have covered the land with disgrace, disease, and defalcation, should stand back, and let better ti men take their place. UNE HI NDRF.D THOU- n SAND ropit* of thi* day'* Hrraid will 1* publidied, \i ami *mt all over the Union to begin the great ami von. f lUar morrmmt. Hurra? Webb's Cask.?We nave in our yesterday's paper, and to-diy in the Emu, all tie particulars of the sentence of Webb, which was to f wo years in the State Prison. We really think that this business has none far enosnh Wr owr no favors or good feelinn to Webb, for seven years past, hut we think the f?overnor ought to put an end to the suspense, and pardon the poor fellow at once. We could ni*e reasons enough for it?but there is no necessity. Webb lias now a wound in the len that he will carry tothe grave Is not this, in the mine of all that is called justice, quite enough of .punishment1 Thk Prizk Fiuht Trials.?Yesterday in our Sunder morning edition, we published exclusively, a re.KMt of the aule charge of Judgv Ruggles to the Jury, in the case of the prize fighters on trial at White Plains, and also the verdict of the Jury, which was manslaughter in the fourth degree. Both these pieces of ini|>ortant intelligence were reported aud brought to this office by extraordinary express, at our sole exi<ense. Not a single Sunday paper, so called, had the enterprise, or talent, or energy to report the charge or get the verdict?nor did a single paper in New York sent this important intelligence throughout iIih country, with the exception of the Herald. To-day the other daily papers will use out report?steal it from our columns rather, probably without giving us any credit for the enterprise. Well, be it so. Jl'he charge of Judge Kujgles at length,and the verdict of the jury, will be found iu t he Extra Herald, published to-dav at 10 o'clock It thui the jury, in finding the verdict, have recommended the prisoners to the mercy of the court, and we trust, as this is the first time that such a casualty took place in New York, some ntercy will be shown to them. There is no special or express stntute law pointing out the crime or the punishment; they have been tried under a sort of constructive law, and the Judge may punish them a9 little as a small fine of a sixpence each, or as great us two years in the State prison. This trial will put an extinguisher ou all prize fights in tlus neighborhood?and we trust that the Legislature will now pass a law, clearly defining the offence and the punishment, not only on this subject, but also on the matter of duels and duelling, whether by fists or pistols. It will be recollected that all the prisoners were seconds or accessories to the fight?the principal, Lilly, is now in England, having escaped in the George Washington packet ship, in which he arrived in Liverpool on the 30th October. On the same day, as we learn by a private letter, Lilly was arrested by the police of Liverpool?but as there was no demand made for him by the American Secretary of State, under the late treaty, the authorities could not detain him in custody. He is yet liable to be arrested in any part of the English dominions, and all (hat is required is a requisition for that purpose from Mr. Webster. Rut who will take the trouble 1 As we got up a petition for our friend Col. Webb, for that duel, we shall now get up a petition for the prize fighters, for some amelioration ot their punishment. Let us try. Step up and sign, with a proviso that no mnrp ?lintl ao*.n*?a nrp wnantoil ? Sullivan and all shall reform hereafter. From Texas.?The Austin, (Texas) Gazette publishes the treaty of peace entered into between Messrs. Stroud, Williams and Durst, Commissioners on the part of that Republic, and the Caddoes, Irontos, Boluxies, and Nadargoes, through their se. ieral chiefs. The treaty was brought about by :h? expressed desire of these tribes for peace. Further from Texas.?Galveston papers of the Ifith inst. have been received. They contain no tews about recent military movements intherepubic. Congress was to convene in a called session at Washington, on the 14th inst. It would then be decided by that body whether or not Mexico should je invaded by the Texians. The amount of duties eceived at the Galveston custom house, during the juarter ending Oct. 31, was $17,335. From Jamaica.?By a late arrival at New Orleans rom Jamaica, we learn that all was quiet there up n the middle of this month. "Myalisa" as it was ermed, had fallen into the sere and yellow leaf by eason of prompt action on the part of the authoriiea. The people of Jamaica, however, had no :onfidence in any of the colored population. All imerican productions were a drug at Kingston? our S7 a barrel. The sugar crop would be the irgeet known for ten years Steam Ship Great Western?The Great Westrn, from New York, for Liverpool, was seen 18th ist., ri P. M., Nantucket South Shoal north 18 riles?blowing heavy irom northwest. It will be ecollected that 9he left here at noon on the 17th, ind that during that night experienced one of the nost tremendous gales ol the season. According o the above the noble steamer went through it iravely and safely. Steam Shii Acadia will leave Boston nextThurslay for Halifax and Liverpool. Oratorio To-night.?The New York Sacred Iusic Society produce the grand oratorio of The easons this evening at the Tabernacle. This sared drama by Haydn is one of the most sublime hings of the kind ever performed, and the two hunired and fifty members of the society will do full ustice to its merits. This is the commencement of a series of oratorios o be performed by the Sacred Music Society this vinter. They have abolished the sale of tickets, ind now receive subscribers at five dollars for the eries, each subscriber being entitled to three tickts to every performance. This is a capital plan. Theatrical?Musical. The Brahams.?These distinguished vocalists, ither and son, arrived in town yesterday morning, rum Albany, after a very profitable tour of seven nonths around, by Cincinnati, Cleveland, Deroit, and Montreal They give a concert at the Miciely Rooms on Thursday evening, previous to he.r departure to the .South. Thev will probably nsit New Orleans, Havana, and the West Indies, funng the approaching winter, and return to Engand in the spring, bv one of the British West India iteamers. Naukl?Tliia eminent violinist, is now in town. ?ut declines giving any concert, in consequence of lit-death of one ol his family in Stockholm. He vill probably proceed south for a few months. Max Boiirkr.?This artist has now given three oncerts?the two last of which were well attended, lis last at the Tabernacle was fashionably attended, dis powers on the violoncello are unrivalled. Oi f.ra at the Park.?On Saturday the opera seaion at the Park closed, with the Barber ol Seville, ind part ol Somnambulic Th^se operas have lot been so productive aahad been exacted. " Molos in Egypt," was well attended at first, but fell off itterly riie vocalists that have been engaged here are only of ordinary merit, and are unequal to >peras of the lirst class .Mrs. Seguin i a good muioiao.neat and sweet voice, and sings ordinary passages very well. In the grand r.iviriiui in the Barber, teginning " una voce poco la," she fails entirely, 'hrivall has a sweet tenor, but is without power. In be character of Alrnavivn he failed?both in the nusic and acting. He has no stvle?is no actor?is old and tame,and only sings ordinary passages corectlv and sweetly. Seguin is the only real good rocalist in the cor/>$. He has a capital voice, and nanages it with skill anil judgment. Latham, with Ut a voice, yet managed, by his racy genins and recasting bustle, to be one of the most capital 'igaros we ever saw?even better than young >arcia in Madame Malibran's time. On the whole, he Park m inageinent is either untortunate.or don't eem to understand their businew, or the age. ['here is much musical talent among us, but the 'ark seems always to make the worst selections, as I" they offered a premium for the worst artists. CHiRixiRsrHY.?We call the attention of the hunan rare and the next generation, to the advertisenent of the celebrated writing master, Hristow, who i the Napoleon of chirography in both hemispheres, ill others are only pupils?he is the master mind. " Lying Oracles."?This is the very complimentry name given by the Rev. Mr- Anthon to the lewspapers. We beg leave to say that the newspaers have told as much truth as ever the clergy did, r?rn the highest Rishop down to the lowest parson. Or#- Thk Curious Revolutionary Trial will be tiven to-morrow. Another Elopement will come off in a day or two. W kathrr ?jQuite cold yesterday?quite windy? quite clear?quite dusty Comtno DowN.-Flour is down-freights are down?snd now wages are coming down all over the country- A specie currency is a species of liberty and equality in prices and wnges. Closed for the Winter ?The canal down to nice. One hunt!fd rhonwtnd barrel* ot flour shut in [by kxprb9i.] White-Plains, i Sunday, 10 o'clock, A. M. 5 To James G. Bennett, Esq :? The Herald of this morning has just arnvd, con taining th-* charge of Judge Ruggles, delivered ti the jury last evening, in the case of Sullisun, Mc Cleester, and Kensett, as also ihe verdict of thejur) ?manslaughter m the Jour, h degree. The astonish ment here expressed nt the enterprise ot the " lie raid," in thus providing the public with the result 01 this interesting trial, one day in advance ot all the other pa|>ers in New York, is nut more general than I presume it is in your city. The charge, us repor r ted,has been pronounced by all the members of th{ l>ar who were present, as well as Judge Rugglei himself, to be in his precise language, and reflect! great credit upon your untiring industry and fearl<s? reg ird of expense, to gratify the numerous readers ol the popular '* Herald " Such was the eager d"sire ta see the contents of this morning's paper, that 1 am told a gentleman was called upon to read it aloud in one of the Harlem Railroad cars, while going from your city. Such enterprise and public spirit on your part, will certainly receive its full reward. The Prize Eight cases will be continued on Tues day, and among the hrst that will be cal ed is that of Dr. Cauldwell, who attended the combat between McCoy and Lilly merely as a spectator, but who, strange to say, has been indicted as a principal. Doctor C. is one of the most eminent oi his profession, and has seen and performed much service as a surgeon in the English army, in which lie acted professionally for many years. It has been asserted that he might possibly have avoided an indictment, h id he vowed ignorance of his own profession, but sooner than do this we know he would remain in the State prison till doomsday. He possesses great talentsand ability as a surgeon, and as a man, none who know him but respect und esteem him for his private virtues and social accomplishments. Attorney General Barker has left, and will not be engaired in the other causes, his duties before the Court of Errors, at Albany, requiring his attention. District-Attorney Nelson, aided by John Jay, Esq , will manage the remaining causes on the pari of the prosecution. The prisoners will not be sentenced until the end of the term, will probably close this week. The impression is that they will each receive a sentence of at least six months imprisonment in the county prison, with a fine,in addition, and n > doubt the court istelf, with the Attorney General, will unite in a petition to the Governor for pardon of two of the prisoners. Public opinion appears to be decidedly set in favor of such punishment as will prevent such scenes in future, but we hear none desirous of the penalty extending to imprisonment in the State prison. The instant they are sentenced, I shall send you the result by most expeditious express. So look out! The Jury in the case of Sullivan, McCleester and Kensett, we understand, on going out were three for acquittal and the remainder divided between a conviction for manslaughter in the second and fourth degrees. They finally, after nearly four hours consideration, concluded upon the verdict as sent to you last evening. I have to return my thanks to Messrs. De Forrest and Lewis, of' this town for the promptitude in arranging every thing for the immediate communication of the result of this trial, in accordance with my directions. The latter is my worthy host, and he deserves the name as well as his attentive partner and industrious and active attendants, inclnding his pretty and round faced daughters. Let anyone coming here certainly stop at Lewis's. An interesting case of assault and battery, arising from an attempt to separate man and wife,comes off to-morrow, which I shall report in full. The parties are among the bon ton, and the particulars are rich and racy. A strong prejudice has been recently excited here against those concerned in the Prize Fight, by the circulation of a pamphlet entitled nThe Life of Coy," in which are contained the most ridiculous and wilful misrepresentation of facts that could possibly be imagined by some crazy headed idiot. The impression is. therefore, that some of the other trials will be postponed until another term. The Herald is all the go here, and if you should publish the trial with the admirable charge of Judge Ruggles, and the verdict, a demand for thousands would follow. P. S.?John Winchester is here in prison, and will probably be tried this week for his participation in the Prize Fight. The Navy, New York, Nov. 27, 1&42.~ J. G. Bennett, Esq.:? Sir:? In the Herald of Saturday I noticed an editorial article reflecting upon the Secretary of the Navy for having appointed Commander F. Buchanan to the Vincennes, and Lieutenant Geo. P. Upshur to the command of one of the finest gun brigs in the service, thereby displeasing fifty-four Commanders and twenty eight Lieutenants. Permit me to remark thai you have done the gentlemen referred to great injustice by the charge of partiality. It is not so; for the fact has long since been established that Judge Upshur's sole aim and intent is " the good of the service," and I hope he ever will be upheld when he prefers merit and acknowledged talent to mere claims of years as standing on the Navy Register. I would not be understood as endorsing Mr. Paulding's "fantastic claims of rank," but I do say, that officers of the same grade backed by long years of active service, with reputations that even the finger of suspicion never pointed at, have equal, if no: paramount, claims to a command in preference to one who has no other recommendation than that " he has gone up regularly on the Register." Sir, unless this principle is carried out, you would destroy all the pride and ambition of the juniors?all the rajrrit Ha corpt of the service: for what has a young and ardent officer to cheer him up but the hope that if he distinguishes himself he will meet with his reward?what inducement, let me ask,has an accomplished officer in the prime of life to soar above the dull routine of " keepings watch"or shirking orders to attend to private affairs 1 None?Take from the younger portion of the Commanders and Lieutenants the nope of a command, and you will destroy the efficiency of the service. Ido not wish to draw improper comparisons between officers, for I am well aware that many who have been passed over in the instance referred to, are an ornament to the service, but if all that con I miiuirp me uiiiuci uuu init-miiii, me nu<n lont-u man of honor with twenty-eight years service in acquiring what all accord to him, the "finished sailorman" wa? ever concentrated in one person, that one is "Franklin Ifuchanan." Lieutenant George P. Upshur (albeit he is the .Secretary's brother) has ever been known as an active and gallant officer in his grade, with qualifications in his profession of the highest order, whose character and standing, both in the service and in private life has been the admiration of all who have ever had the pleasure of his acquaintance. I would here notice that he is senior by ten to Lieutenant Oscar Hullus, now commanding the brig Hoxer, and no one reflected on the J5ccretery when he received his orders. Kvery one is crying out that the N'avy wants pruning, but whenever an attempt is made, then commences a series of "growling," truly laughable. Yours, Blus Jackkt. V? w York Klrctlon. 1842. 1841. Counties- Dim- H-'Ai'g. Jibn. Hem. IKAtg. Jibe ( inpklr Ifiunn, 208 UJO IHh.OliK 7,*12 216,808 222.011 2.662 inf. IISR oiui D<-m. M*j, 21,982 Whig M*j. Drowned.?Mr. W. B. T. Shroudey Jell into the dock at Charleston, on the 23d inst. and was drowned. Chatham Theatre.?a splendid bill is ofl'ered to-night, for the benefit of Herr Cline, the unrivalled rope dancer. A new drama, designed to portray Hogarth's celebrated pictures of Marriage a-laMode, entitled the " Prodigal Son," is to be performed for the first time, with new scenery, dresses, decorations, fee , and the play itself, we understand is replete wiih striking dramatic incidents and situations. Mr. J. R. Scott sustains the prinicipa' character Herr Cline appears on the tight rope, and among other wondrous performances, will mak? ? terrific ascension from the back of the stage t< the top of the theatre. The grand romantic melo drama called the "Bottle Imp," will also be per t formed Oo early,|if you wish agood seat. Mjilgig..r.^ cumniwm . . ..v .. >.?,nnmmf ***> **.. r?pi WHgMg?u ! mmm -ilBgg - Philadelphia. [CorrrapoiMteocc of ttir Herald-] Philadelphia, Nov. 2d, lfM2. Gin. James Gordon Bennett :? Dear Sir i " Your articles about the abuse of this country bt the English press, iu Wednesday's pai>er, gave grea r satisfac ion, and was read here with intense inter . est. We are aware of the league bet ween the spin die-shanked heroes of our broker's board,and the un 1 worthy descendants of a once chivalrous race ii : England, and we fully know that a clique ol literut i who resort to writing principally because they can not make a living at the bar, are ready to join cho rus in any attack made on the laws and institution i of our country. We appreciate in you the mat i who is willing to do us justice and to rebuke thos< i who do us wrong, and we are thrice glad that yot > possess the ability to do it. Our press is 'oogentee to engage in anv fight, and when on a hard push i few of the "Independents'* resolve to give battle i they do it in the shape of a sermon, i Mr Biddle goes on with his letters on the debt o Pennsylvania, but went in his vindication of th< 1 conduc' of the States considerably beyond his re 1 cords He garbled hts facts with regard to the debt) of the different States of Europe, aud did not laj nearly enough stress on the fact that we have not in the whole debt we owe, a single dollar of "bloot money." Whoever lends to a belligerent State rum a risk, which is in proportion to the chances of ar unfortunate war and rhe iprrna nf fh? .. < rally in accordance with those chances. Oni States, on the contrary, have received more thar 9100 for $100 of their bonds, and no national cala nnty which has befallen us since will Berve them hi an apology for their delinquency. And what doet \lr. Biddle mean by proving that every State ir Europe has at some time or other repudiated. Is not this the argument with which the repuiliators tinge their puerile logic, and is this tribute paid tc the vanity of our people, in good keeping with Mr B's avowed professions! Already the repudtators have a party in our State and call meetings here fot the purpose"of discussing the correctness of theit principles. The party is as yet small; but it is a mot>ttifone, and may acquire momentum. The Van Buren meeting on Thursday evening wm numerous; but far from being brilliant. With the exception of Mr.Horn.our leadingDemocrats eschew the question of the Presidency for the present,though their principles and expectations are too well known to deceive the merest tyro in politics. It cannot be doubted but that the Van Buren men form the great majority of the Democratic party in the city and county of Philadelphia, but it is equally certain that their leaders, comprising Dallas, Wilkins, Page, Reed, Oilpin, &c. are without'the slightest influence in the interior. The leaders of the Democratic party in our city bear precisely the same relation to the broad mass of the Democracy in the State, which your Whig leaders in the city of New York bear to the rank und file in your State?they are forever planning and designing, but lack the power of execution. We have but three powerful men in Pennaylvania, viz: Buchanan, Porter and Muhlenberg ? Of these James Buchanan goes for himself, and then there remains but David 11. Porter,our present governor, and Henry A. Muhlenberg, the governor that is to be, to exert any direct influence, both of whom, if I understand what is going on, are favorably disposed towards Mr. Tyler. The Cass movement in Harrisburg is described as a very strong one, in h correspondence, published; but it is impossible at this moment, to foretell where that movement will terminate. On the 1st of January our Legislature are to meet. One of the first things they will do, will be abolishing our Court of Criminal Sessions, the only obstacle to which has been removed by the resignation of Judge Barton. Some say the Recorder, already favorably known to your readers as " a gentleman having more curls outside of his head than brains within," is, on that occasion to be impeached; I would ask for what! Does the lack of legal acquirements, or of intellect in general, constitute a criminal offence! 1 cannot possibly doubt his honesty, because, as yet,'he is young, and attribute, therefore, his singular want of popularity, which, at the last election, made him run 500 behind the lowest number of votes given to any man running on the same ticket, to his dabbling ?oo much in politics, and toe little in his profession. " London Assurance" came off'pretty well at the Walnut street thea're last evening. Tne house was nearly full, and the two Placides did their best. I do not like Mr. and Mrs. Brougham's performance in that play. Both over act considerably, and seem to forget that a certain calm self-poss-ssion is the very first requisite of good society. Mr. H. Placide, as t?ir Harcourt Courtly, comprehends his part; but forgot it, and spoke too rapialy in the moralizing cant with which the piece concludes. Miss Cushli.r.n's talents ere hut'or adapted to high scenic performances than to the easy and familiar tournurr of conversation, which is a distinct talent by itself, though by no means incompatible with dramatic genius. . Mr. David Hoffman, of Baltimore, is in town, und last evening lectured on "dreams and visions." He was very happy. Mr. H. is a gentleman of con sidrrable literary taste, and, we understand, will soon be rewarded for his " Harisoniana," which is ns yet in embryo, and was most assuredly a "vision," by a foreign appointment. I wish hiin luck Alexander's trial will come on next Monday. The devil take the stocks! A LookKR On. Baltimore. [Correspondence of the Herald.] Baj.timore, Nov. 26, 1812. Vic Cadet$?Armory, 4"<". Dear Bennett The weather is foggy, business is dull, money is scarce, meetings and lectures are plenty, oysters are good, and the company at the Front street Theatre bad. There is considerable talk in town to-day about the set-to which occurred last Sunday, in consequence of one of the morning papers intimating that the affair would probably lead to a duel. Now I consider this morally wrong,for in all probability the parties themselves will hear a great deal said about it which may create in their minds a morbid sensitiveness which may result in a challenge and acceptance, and probably the death of one of the parties. I saw M at the Musuem last night?he appeared pleased with the music, and looked pretty good natured despite his formidable black whiskers. One of the pleasantest places in Baltimore to spend an evening out of the seven, is the armory of the Maryland Cadets, situated in Baltimore street, near North. I frequently sit there and see the compa ny drill,and alter drill listen to a song bvt he Deacon or some of the glee club. This club is composed of amateur singers belonging to the company, and sing the Cadets'GIee and Bee'sWingand Fish,to perfection, particularly when Pap's about. Capt. Ropes is a gentleman and a scholar, and I may add the company is fortunate in having him for a commander. I frequently hear from some of the members stories amusing and entertaining enough to be reported in the Herald, and shall endeavor at times to do so. This, by the bye is the companyjwho visited Boston last August, and your military renders in Boston, New York and Philadelphia will he pleased to learn that their guests of last summer are all well, happy, thriving, and have no notes to pay?that they are at present getting up a military ball, the tickets to be very limited, to which 1 have no doubt they will invite all those who treated them so kindly while away from home. I looked in at the Museum last evening; it was Mr Peale's first night?he opened with a concert and had quite a numerous audience?the music was <o-mo, some good, some bad. Mr. Peale was to me all politeness and affability, and I here take the opportunity of recommending all strangers visiting Baltimore to call and examine the Museum, as it is almost the only place of public amusement we have, and is -veil worthy a visit. Mr. Levine lectures on temperance to-night and has particularly invited the Vigilant Fire Company to attend?he says their good behabiour on their late visit to Philadelphia is a subject of general remark in that city. The Cat Tail Band, an amateur musical association, have a meeting to-night, under the direction of Mr. Albert Holland, for practice. Madame Celeste arrived here yesterday in the steamer Caledonia from Boston, the steamer being detained, owing to the weather. This celebrated danseuse, a number of the passengers, the captain and officers of the steamer, dined at the Halifax Hotel, with Charles H. Delavnn,'Esq., the United States Consul for Sydney, C.B.,?who proceeds hence to assume the duties of that.station.? Halifax Pott, Nov. 19. 'Arrivals. Howard's Hotel? Stephen Warner, Troy , M Rankin and Daughter, Baltimore; A Walker Albany; Thos God iard, Canada; J Watkins, Morristown, N J; D O Donnell, Philadelphia; John ShatTner, Lancaster, Pa, John T Shealor, do; T B Woodmaney, England; John P Wind, Syracuse; EN Pratt, Alhanv; Wm Russell, Phila; Sam'I Orwell, do, J >hn Black. Lancaster, Pa; James Hepburn, Llmira, N Y; Geo A Woods, Boston; Hon 8 8 Bowne, CoojH'rstown; A Breeden, Boston; Geo M Rogers, Look :?>rt; M Stimson, Saratoga; Hon. Silaa Wright, jr, mid Lady, St Lawrence; Hon J Hoitck.jr, and Lady, Scholiafirl Hon H Everett,Vermont; Hon T A Tomlinson.Kereerille, N Y; Hon Geo P Barker, Attorney General, Albany; 1 H Wilton, Pcnn: W Walton and Lady, Beaton; B A Parnell, Vermont. T C Smith N Haven; R Vallentine, 'ineinnati; A Nelaon, Albany; H Brown, Hartford; Miaa II d Earle, Leicester; Philip Hart.Jr, Troy; J C Hall and i.ady, NC;LT Roaaiter, NV;F Lathrop, Albany: Thoa 1 rnrroll, Troy; Edw Babeock, do; Jamea McAliatar, Ungland; T M Vail, Troy; Jno M Taylor, Quebec Lltf r?ry Notices Puffer Hopkins?By Cornelius Matthnrt, author of the "Motley Book," " Behemoth," " Wakondab,"dcc., illustrated by H. K. Brown, Esq (Phiz ) We have received two copies of this work, on an / illustrated octavo edition, by D Appleton&r Co.; t the other, a number of the Brother Jonathan, by Wilson ifcCo. The work is an origin ' American - Novel, and was first published in the j> iges of the - monthly magazine, "Arcturus." It a;>i?ears to be i an imitation of Dickens'style, and like t.ll other imitations, U will be found to tall short of th? original One ot the strong points on which authors of this class of works rely to give interest to their tale, is the selectiou of strange, uncouth, ugly, enrt ridieua Ions names. Boz's works are an illustrate.n ?>f this. So in Mr Matthews' Puller Hopkins, we fi,, j .,uch 1 name as follows, running all through the work: ; The hero himself is named Puffer Hopkins; then j we have Hobbleshank, Flyer Close, the Bottom 1 Club, Fagfire Ilall, Hetty Lettuce, Crump, Mr t Blinker, Mr. Ishmnel Small, Alderman Punchwiud, Aunt Catty. Nick Finch, Mr. Cutbill, Kpaminondus uooi), mr ?raii'imi, :wr cmuicn, mr. j. ivriioat, ( Mr. Foli, Mr. Mouldy, Fanny Sainmis, Ambrose de Grand Val, dec. Arc.; and in the way of newspaper*, wr have the Western Thundergusl. the Junk ^ Bottle, (Busts, Marc Antony Dangers, Flabby St Co. f are the editors,) the Potomac Trumpet, the Nauvoo Bludgeon, the i'uncheon, the Bladder, Aic. Nearly j all the names in the volume are of this class, and we j have been somewhat liberal in our samples, in order , that the reader may have before him what the author seems to relv upon as the cream of all the r wit in the book. We have found it impossible to , get through with the?whole volume, but have read . enough to discover that the author is strongly in j favor of a nat.onal copyright law, and of course , dumps a whole cartload of ridicule upon the newsi boys who sell Brother Jonathans,New Worlds, <fcc. , And yet with a singular inconsistency, he has pub, lished this very work itself as an extra Brother Jo* , nathan, by way of experiment, as he says, to ascertain how far agencies which have driven foreign , works into a wide circulation through the Union, would avail with American authors. We can assure Mr. Matthews that hiB work will stand or fall on its own intrinsic merits, and that an American public will neither buy it nor avoid it because its , author is an American. There is no people in the world more willing than the Americans to award justice to literature,'whatever may be its latitudes and longitude i Kriss Kringle's Book, or Saint Nicholas' Book, for all good boys and girls. PhUaidphia. Thomas, Cowperthicait tp Co. This is very neat and beautiful volume of stories, illustrated with numerous cuts, intended, and well adapted for a Christmas present to good boys and girls. Among the stories we notice, "Good Gudule, the Faithful old Nurse," "The Shepperd," "The German Faust," "The Hut in the Wilderness," "Taj Mahal Agrah," and many other "Stories," all with beautiful engravings. We have no hesitation in recommending this as an elegant Christmas present. Parlor Devotions, consisting of morning and evening Prayers, by Wi'berforce, Toplady, Jay, Jenks, and Biekerstith. Boston?Jas Lor in g?The prayers of the celebrated Wilberforce, together with those of the other holy men named, are here presented in a neat and compendious volume, ft cannot fail to be acceptable to all devout and seriously disposed persons. The Adopted Child, or the Necessity of Early Piety.?Saxton <j* Miles, 205 Broadway.? By Charles Burdett, author of " Emma," or the "Lost Found."?It is dedicated to the Hon. Wm. Kent, Judge of the Circuit Court. Those who have been gratified with the other little work by this author, will probably be pleased with this. Ure's Dictionary ok Arts, Manufactures, dec. No. 21 ?D. Applet on fy Co, New York.?This number completes this valuable work. We have so often during the progress of these numbers spoken of the great value of this dictionary, that we can say little that is new on that point. It gives us pleasure, however, to inform the public that the whole work is to be re-issued in five monthly parts, of one dollar per part?or $5 in advance for the whole?the numbers sent by mail free of expense to the subscribers, as soon as they come from the press. Thiers' French Revolution, No. 3?25 cents? price of the whole reduced to four dollors?J. Post, 88 Bowery.?No one should be without this work who wishes for a good knowledge of history. Waverly Novels, No. 5, Old Mortality?price 35 cents? J. Post, 88 Bowery. The Dublin University Magazine, No. 119, Nov. 1842?Jos. Mason, 102 Broadway?This number containsa continuation of Jack Hinton, TheGuardsman, and several other very interesting and valuable articles. Bkntlky's Miscellany, illustrated by Gnukahauk. ?No. 71, Nov. 1, 1842 ?Jos. Mason, Broadway.? This is a periodical always interesting and always welcome. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine ?No. 325, Nov. 1842.?Jus. Mason, 102 Broadway ?Good as usual. The Artist, a Monthly Lady's Book ?No. 4, Dec. 1842 ?F. (juurri, 64 Reade street..?>>3 per annum. Printed at the Herald Build in t">. corner cf Nassau and Fulton?This superb mag zine tor December, has just come to hand. It i- ornamented with four elegant embellishments. The first is the " Hibiscus Multitidus," or the man> -part-d leaved hibiscus, of which a botanical description is given. Next is a portrait of a Lady, engraved in color. Then we have the Paris fashion plate, with its two figures. And lastly, the address to the Ladies, on an embossed leal. Also, a celebrated waltz at the end nt the book. Among the contents we notice articles by Thomas Williams, Mrs Mowatt, James A'drich, Francis Brown, Jcc. We are greatly mistaken if this magazine does not become a formidable rival to others of the same class already in the field. It has already bvcon e a popular favorite with the ladies. Godey's Lady's Book.?Vol. 23 , Dec. 1842.? /. Pout, 88 Bowery.?It has three splendid engravings. Firs', " The Secret Discovered," which is also the title of 'he tirst article in the book, by Mrs S J. Hall. Second, " Temptation and Fidelity," a beautiful mezzotint, with the Fashion plate. The contents are by Mesdames Hall, Ellet, Farly, Hentz, Fairman, Messrs. N. Pr Willis, Bird, Arthur, and others. It is useless to say anything of the character of articles by such authors, and in such a book. Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Maoazine for December, 1842.?/. Pott, 88 Bowery.?This number contains three elegant engravings. We think "Awaiting the Husband's Return." a mezzotint by Sadd, is a beautiful thing, although we should like it better if the wife were seen to be a mother also. " The Pastor's Visit" is a very happy conception. The contents are by J F. Cpoper, w. C. Bryant, J. H. Mnncen, Walter and Geo. H. Colton, Mr and Mrs. Seba Smith, Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, and others of that stamp. Mr. Cooper's article is a biography of the celebrated Richard Dale, the Lieutenant of the Bon Homme Richard. The Lady's Wori.d of Fashion, for December, Vol. II., No 6 ?I. Pott, 88 Bowery.?The embellishments of this number are, first, " The Lady Clara," a magnificent engraving in mezzotint by J. 8l!taia.&Sq , after a drawing by R. Hill, engraved on steel expressly for this work. This is without exception one of the most beautiful mezzotints we have ever seen. You never get tired of regaling upon its richness. Next are the Fashions for December, representing winter costumes, hats, mantles, carriage dresses, <fcc; As to the other literary merits of the book, they will be found of much the same order with the works already noticed. Embellishments.?We here make n passing remark on the embellishments of these periodicals. It may be thought that we notice them too paricularly. We have several reasons for doing so The publishers are at great pains and enormous expense in procuring them. With many persons, and justly too, they constitute the chief attraction. We know a young Ddy of excellent taste and judgement who always cuts out the engravings as soon as the magazines come to hand, and carefully liys them away in her porte fenUU, while the rest of the migazine is jeft to its fate. She says she can get excellent reading of all kinds in the library, but not handsome engravings. tVi. TU? A _~Y. itl,..*.. in (ha naromlonrv aiic ADi|iiiivucavia uwuuuuca m ? y and always will while it keeps up the life and ?pirit that has distinguished it since the opening of the season. Probably no novelty ever offered met with the success of Mons. Ouillot, the Herculean hero. His almost superhuman feats of strength completely astound the beholder, and makes him doubt the evidence of his own senses. He is to give a new series of exploits this evening. There is no humbug or trickery in any of Ouillot's performances. Besides the Lion Hero, Mr. O'Connell, the tattooed-man, is to appear, and exhibit the extraordinary dance that once saved his life while in captivity amongst the savages of the South Sea Islands. Hignor Blitz, the most magnificent of magicians, the very best of ventriloquists, and potent prince of plate dancers, ap|>ears to night at the New'York Museum.? Clemence, the danseuse, Miss Bruce, Mr. Brower, and \fr? Delarue ; also a live albino deer, perfectly white, with beautiful pink eyes?a great curiosity. The real Fud-ge nernmid the nntv one in the citv. the Feg'-e being com pi trly hors-du-comhat, ?r in plain English, having fairly 'Mrncd tail, and become n Ftigi-tive. The f.r-rvr la highly "lated at her victory, and offers to back h-rself to any amount against all Fegee mermaids present an I to come, ind to give them three inches of tail into the hurgain very long odds City Intelligence. The Bloody Mysteby Exploded In ynterilt)1) Herald we publiihed the full particulars as they tranipired at the Police, of the myxterioul disappearance, luppoied murder, and after concealment of the body of the colored | man John Brown, the caterer for Col. Webb since he has ; resided at the Tombs,with all the attendant circumstances I uf the arrest of Milford Millbanks, the n gro who was . suspected of murdering him, the bloody hatchet found at his house, and the very blood upon his clothes. Yet alter all, Millbanks is believed to be still free ol the crime of murder, and Brown is not yet a dead negro. Yesterday a gentleman named Wright, well acquainted with Brown, called at the Police, alter reading the accouutof Brown's mysterious disappearance in the Herald, and stated, tha' on Friday afternoon he saw him on board of j one ol tne Boston Doats, just previous to nor leaving the ' wharf, which wai no uncommon occurrence, as he frej quently had business on board most of the steamboats ply; ing between this city and Boston, Philadelphia, kc. | This renders it certain that Brown did not go out to his | establishment near Yorkville, on Friday, as be Intend| ed, and it is probable that the oat on board of which Mr. Wright saw him, shoved off from the wharf without his knowledge, and that he was thus obliged to take a trip to Boston against his will, and will probably be at home agaio before night. Millbanks is still in the tombs on the charge. He was very drunk when arrested, and now accounts for the blood found on his clothes, the hatchet,and about the premises, by say ing that he was attacked with bleediag at the nose, and being drunk was not particular where it fell. Ml'bdch amd Suicide.?A rencounter took place between some Germans, at 53 Washington street, in which several persons were stabbed, and one man injured in the head so badly that any chance of his recovery was hopeless. The perpetrator ol the lioirid deed, named William Moses, was arrested, and on being searched, a dirk and raror were found on hiai. He was then conveyed to the Franklin market watch house, where he waatied by the hands to the gratiug. He had not been there many minutes, when he contrived to cut the rope with his teeth and hung himself from the bars of the grating. When discovered, Dr. Harris waa immediately sent for, who used every ctfort to bring him to life, hut in vain. Fires ?Yesterday there were four fires in different parts oi the city, and two false alarms. The first brytg out in a dwelling in Christopher street, about four oV'i> in the morning, and was extinguished without 'A** - much damage. The second broke out about half an hour afterwards, at Pearl street, a wooden building occupied as a boot nnd shoe store, and was got under before doing much injury. The third broke out in the dry good store of J. 8. Beach, -231 Greenwich street, at 10 o'clock, and was ex inguished before it had made much progress, but the goods were considerably damaged from the quantities of water poured in by the firemen. The fourth occurred at the Commercial Hotel, in Courtlandt street, at j twelve o'clock, an.l almost entirely destroyed the attic story and roof of the building, before it was extinguished. The ringing of the fire bells at two o'clock in the afternoon, and again at three o'clock were false alarms. Killed om the Rulroad?The Corouer, yesterday held an inquest on the body of the colore I man, killed on the Harlem Railroad, on Paturday evening, as mentioned in yeaterdiy's Herald. It appears his name was Samuel Conover, and his age fifty years. He was seen on the track in a state of beastly intoxication by the conductor of the train to this city between four and fiveo'clock.and the locomotive was stopped by the engineer,and he was warned to keep ofT the track. On the return train going up from the City Hall, at o o'clock, it was dark, when they arrived at 71st street, where the accident occurred, and lie was not seen by the engineer until Rftcr he was run over, and the train stopped. The jury found that he was ! accidentally killed, &c. uu.t. m - v? . ? * * ed by the Police yesterday, the operations of the entire body being confined tothe arrest of three loafers for triffling petit larcenies, one disorderly negro, and some four or five drunken males and females from the Five Points. Temperance.?The following is taken from the j London Times of October 21st, 18-12. It occurs in a speech of the most temperate man in England, the Bishop of Norwich:? The I object to is their violence, that they will not allow people to be sober their own way, so that if they will not follow, without deviation, their rules and regulations, they are denounced as traitors to the cause ot temperance; nay, I have heard the whole body ol the British and Foreign Temperance Society denounced as worse than drunkards. It is really n sort of paradox, for I am sure that you, my Lord, ami every person in this room, has the greatest possible dis. s like to intemperance ia any shape; and it is, therefore, hard to be denounced, and I only regret that we are not in Exeter Hall with teetotallers around us; I should then think myself justified in using such arguments as 1 thought fit against their exclusive system. They are temperate, certainly, but it is a physical kind of temperance; torn- j perance docs not consist in mere abstinence from wine or from spirits, but in abstinence also from anything tfoo conduces to unhinge the human uiral, and ui uufk it fothe society tn which tt moves. This fs too mucn to be soen In teetotallistst they are characterized by a sort of , moral intoxication, if we may so call it; when once their passions are excited they know no bounds, they irritate, oppose and denounce, which is all foreign to the precepts and principles of the gospel. Again, there are certain fallacies in their arguments which ought to be exposed. They object to anything containing alcohol. Then why don't they object to sugar? Their common sense is at fault as well as their cbymistrv- In order to explain the mention of wine in Scriptures, they try to make out that it is unfermented wine, instead of perceiving that the great p inciple of Scripture is, (as might be illustrated by passages innumerable,) that it is the abuse, not the uae of n thing in which sin lies. I think teetotallers are in some sort morally intoxicated upon this point ; and judging from their conduct upon too mmy occasions, 1 might almost say they were laboring under a species of delirium tremens. {ftJ- Of all places of public resort, combining valuable instruction with chaste and innocent amuaement, com. mend ua to the American Museum. It is the most exten. sive and baat conducted establishment of the kind i? America. The performances this week by fourteen unrivalled artiitei will insure the usual large and reapectable audi ences. Winchell is decidedly the most original and hu morons comedian on the stage, and Booth, as a comic uiuiiu nvHi in America. .?:iss nooa is a neauuiul actress and sweet singer ; Celeste has no equal of her age as a dansause ; the Lilllput Family of ten performers are confessedly unsurpassed and unsurpassable. In fine, whatever is presented there, is first rate?the manager being willing to make any pecuniary sacrifice rather than present second rate attractions. {K?- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCE'E NT The Col legeof Medicine and Pharmacy, csts'dishi d for the Sup- I pression;of Quackery, beg to inform ;l , sons de:irous of obtaining medical advice, that on n ting the sum of one dollar, with a statement of their case, they will be supplied with one dollar's worth of appropriate medicine, and a letter of advice containing lull directions as to diet, rrgimen, &c. All letters must be post paid. Addiesa PrincipalotltceoftheCollege of Medicine and Pharmacy, m Nassau street, N. V. 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