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Conduct investigated.

--At the instance of officer Morris and others, the Mayor on yesterday investigated the conduct of Watchman Benjamin Bolton, in relation to the charge of disorderly conduct brought against him. It appeared from the testimony of J. T. Sutherland and others, that Bolton had either found in the street or had taken possession of, a carriage, which he wished to put into Sutherland's stable. He said the carriage had no number on it; that he had found it in the street. Mr. Sutherland found a number on it, and told him where to carry it.--Bolton then drove up the street at a rapid rate and disappeared around Binford & Porter's corner, attracting a crowd of persons.--The witness stated that he did not know Bolton, but that he appeared ‘"excited"’ on the occasion. Another witness testified that Bolton cursed the colored driver when he applied for the restoration of his vehicle. Officer Morris, who came up, advised Bolton to have the negro punished if he had done anything worthy of it, and to give up the carriage — This B. at first refused, seeming to take Morris' suggestion as a reflection on him. He evidently yesterday indulged in unamiable feelings towards Morris. The point in question with the Mayor was whether B. had been intoxicated, and while thus acted disorderly. This he considered proved, and dismissed B. from the watch. It is proper to say that Bolton denied being drunk and justified his proceedings. At the conclusion of the testimony, B. asked Morris if he might reside in the city.

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