--Rude encounters, in which had temper and a host of evil passions play their part, are becoming so frequent that we fear the well established reputation of Richmond
for good order and decency will be seriously endangered.
If the belligerent patriots who select this place as the theatre of their bruising exploits would only join the army, they could be afforded an opportunity to deserve the praise bestowed on them by their admirers for military and pugilistic prowess.
The residents of Richmond
located in the vicinity of Main and 13th streets, near this office, were edified yesterday by the pleasing spectacle of two men wallowing in the mud, the top one pounding the other with his list, and kicking him in the face on his attempting to rises while several gentlemen known by the generic appellation of ‘ "Plugs"’ stood around and prevented anybody from interfering and putting a stop to the disgusting scene.
One party who interfered got ‘"one from the shoulder,"’ which effectually extinguished his desire to act as a conservator of the peace where the actors were ‘"Plugs."’ A savage personal reencounter also occurred yesterday morning, on 9th street, between two men who were said to be from Mississippi
Unfortunately, in neither of the above instances were the police notified in sufficient time to effect the arrest of the offenders.