--It was gratifying to note a thin attendance at the temple of justice on yesterday, though it was an exception to the general rule on Monday morning. We are encouraged to hope that the votaries of the bottle have found some balm in Gilead
more soothing than the expressed juice of corn oxeye; and if this be so in Christmas
times, what may we not expect when the social machinery gets fairly and squarely to work again in the ordinary way?
Only three drunken individuals appeared yesterday upon the call of the roll; one was discharged, one committed, and the third required to give security for his good behavior hereafter.
The following cases were also disposed of:
and John Doland
, two fast boys, following the example set in Broad street on Friday, kindled a rousing fire on the South
side of the Basin on Sunday, but unluckily for themselves, went to tearing one of Mr. Crenshaw
's houses down to feed the roaring flame.
The police suddenly put a stop to the fun, and the Mayor
yesterday ordered them into winter quarters.
had a shawl which Mary Gleason
claimed; Mary No. 1
was arrested and confronted with her accuser, but the proof of guilt was lacking, and she was discharged from custody.
The shawl was given to Mary No. 2
, who proved the ownership of the property.
was arraigned to answer a charge of threatening personal violence to Mary Valentine
, who testified that he turned his mule into her premises, and she turned it out again; that he then threatened to burn her house, and tear down her fence, and called her drunkard, and everything else he could lay his tongue to. McCarthy
protested that he entertained no malice towards his accuser; but had turned the mule into her lot in pursuance of a custom established by a former owner of the brute.
thought proper to settle the difficulty by requiring the usual surety.
A fine of $5 was imposed upon William Houck
for selling ardent spirits without a license.