--The advance in the price of whiskey has thus far proved of no essential benefit to the temperance cause.
On the contrary, the subjects of Sir John Barleycorn
multiply daily, and even females seem ambitious of arraying themselves under his banner.
Patrick H. McBride
was the first on the Mayor
's list yesterday, and it having been shown that his present offence was a deviation from his usual habit, he was allowed to return to Gen. Magruder
's service, where he belongs.
, from Petersburg
, the next on the list, was discharged with some wholesome advice.--Mary Donahoe
, arrested for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, shed a few repentant tears, promised instant reform, and regained her liberty.--Matthew Doran
, charged with a similar offence, and attempting to hold up a tree which he fancied was about to lose its perpendicular, assured the Mayor
that he was ‘"not drunk at all."’ ‘"It was a bad pain I had,"’ said Mat, ‘"and stopped to light me pipe."’ The argument was unavailing, and the subject went to jail.--Thomas Anthony
and Warren Gill
, charged with disturbing the peace of a certain bar-room while under the influence of liquor there imbibed, were required to give security for their good behavior.