A Revelation of life's Sorrows.
--At the close of the regular proceedings in the Mayor's Court
yesterday, a little bright-eyed girl was brought in by Officer Gentry
, and, being placed before the bar, proceeded to relate a short and simple story of her wrongs.
Her name, she said, was McCanley, and that owing to her mother's extreme cruelty and absolute refusal to give her decent clothing, she had been compelled to leave home and seek refuge elsewhere.
added that he found her at the house of a Miss Randall
, who had given her the neat and comfortable garments which she now wore, and had requested him to bring the child to the Mayor
, with a view to finding her a suitable home.
From some further circumstances, it is surmised that this little one has been treated as a sort of modern Cinderella during her brief period of existence, and the Mayor
requested the policeman to take her to the Orphan Asylum
until some method might be found of improving her condition.
There are mysteries in Richmond
, as well as in more corrupt cities of the great world; but we are not enough of a philosopher to attempt their solution.