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Mayor's Court. --It was gratifying to note a thin attendance at the temple of justice on yesterday, though it was an exception to the general rule on Monday morning. We are encouraged to hope that the votaries of the bottle have found some balm in Gilead more soothing than the expressed juice of corn oxeye; and if this be so in Christmas times, what may we not expect when the social machinery gets fairly and squarely to work again in the ordinary way? Only three drunken individuals appeared yesterday upon the call of the roll; one was discharged, one committed, and the third required to give security for his good behavior hereafter. The following cases were also disposed of: Patrick Shay and John Doland, two fast boys, following the example set in Broad street on Friday, kindled a rousing fire on the South side of the Basin on Sunday, but unluckily for themselves, went to tearing one of Mr. Crenshaw's houses down to feed the roaring flame. The police suddenly put a stop
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[Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] a happy Christmas — the Rogue's March Superseded by Yankee Doodle. Camp of 12th Mississippi Regiment, Christmas Day, 1861. A happy Christmas, from a quiet line of the army, I cordially send you, Gen. McClellan has no idea of taking Christmas cheer, down on this little old stream called Bull Run. We are all sorry for that; while, with creamy bowl of egg-nogg, we soldiers drink permanency to the young Confederacy, and good health to our glorious President. The only new thing of note, is a custom just adopted in the army. When a worthless soldier is "drummed out," it is done to the tune of Yankee-Doodle, instead of the Rogue's March, as was the custom. The new custom arose from the fact, that more rogues march any day, now-a-days, to the tune of Yankee-Doodle, than have marched in all time, to the Rogue's March. The custom arose from a suggestion of Col. Harry Haze, of the 7th Louisiana regiment, and does that gen