The matter in controversy was a door, which Mrs. Turpin was accused of having broken open.
The rencontre took place on Sunday, and notwithstanding the disparity of numbers, Mrs. T. stood her ground manfully. The Mayor, after a long and patient investigation, held the parties to bail in $150 for their appearance at the Hustings Court.
Simon Greenberry, a withered Israelite, who peddles small wares in the First Market, was arrested for making an unprovoked assault upon a lad named Emmit Taylor.
The boy told a straightforward story; after which, the Mayor asked Greenberry if he had anything to say. "Yesh," he replied; "dem boy come dere every time, to me trouble.
I old man. I say leetle boy, you go home; vat you vant from me?
Den I smack him some leetle, and he throw at me dese rock." Simon here exhibited a small pebble; but another witness proved that he was clearly the aggressor, and the Mayor chalked down a fine of $10 for disorderly behavior in the market.
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