Escaped from work.
--A member of the chain-gang levanted last Friday from French Garden Hill
He had the usual quantity of city property attached to his person at the time.
We understand that he declined to work, and dared the overseers, Messrs. Williams
, to approach him, which they were careful not to do. They doubtless feared the effect of ‘"chain shot, ’" though why they should have stood in awe of Wm. Booth
, the person in question, we are at a loss to conceive.
The ‘"retiring member"’ walked off unmolested.
The overseers afterwards inquired of a police officer down town if they would have been justified in shooting him. We think they would have been — had the operation been performed with the flat of a spade on some prominent part of his corpus.