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ed house. A pistol was fired in the melee, but the weapon was probably drunk also, since nobody was hurt. The Mayor remanded the offending parties, to be indicted for misdemeanor. John Sullivan, while on a large sized bender, found his way down to his old quarters, the city jail, and disregarding the "no admittance except on business" which stared him in the face, made an effort to break open the jail door. John was arrested, and the Mayor gave him a free ticket to the institution, in spite of his earnest protest that this was his first appearance in "three months." Peter B. Allen, overcome by the deceptive pleasures of a New Years ball, conducted himself so boisterously in the house of James Burns as to render his arrest a matter of absolute necessity. Committed in default of surety. Wm. McMellen, a man with a melancholy countenance, to which the Mayor gave the interpretation of a "vagabond look," was sent to jail to be kept for a season on total abstinence diet.