The oise against iïoward Stockwell, the yoong man who was arrested at tbe instance of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Doane, of Salem, on tbe obarge of actemptiug a criminal aasaalt on tbe latter, bas been settled. At tbe iDstauce of the family of Mrs. Doane wbo did not want to see hei dragged fbroagh an examination iu the jastioe and cironit ooart tbe charge of attempted oriminal assanlt was changed to simple assault aad battery. Tbe trial oame off before Jastice Mnnn, of Salem, Jan 19, and Stockwell was fined f 10 and oosts. Tbe basis of the settlement was that Stockwell yieded np a note of $300 be had aeainst Jonas Doane for wages dne hjm, also 45 wages that was doe him and paid the conts of tbe snit. It is an expensive lesson for tbe young man, but may be a very benen'cial oue.