--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
He said the carriage had no number on it; that he had found it in the street.
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
'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.
, 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.