--The numerous instances of lawless conduct among men dressed in soldiers' clothes — who find in this metropolis more temptations to err than they have moral power to withstand — have induced the Mayor
to adopt a new and summary course in disposing of cases which are brought to his notice.
Men temporarily released from the restraints of the camp, are very apt to take advantage of the latinities for having a gay time, which abound in every quarter; and when their brams are fired by liquor, the danger of their knives and pistols frequently becomes apparent.
It has been the Mayor
's custom heretofore to turn these turbulent characters over to the military authorities; out the evil having shown no sign of abatement — on the contrary, it has reached a point beyond pation endurance — an example will be made henceforth by committing them at once to jail.
Where liquor is soul in abundance, it is a difficult matter to enforce any sort of discipline.