A lady's Experience.
--We are informed that a highly respectable lady of this city whose husband has been in the army for twelve months, was passing, on Thursday morning last, through Broad street, and when near the corner of the new theatre building dropped a two dollar note of the Virginia Savings Bank, which was mutilated in such a way that she could not mistake it if she saw it again.
Proceeding a few steps further, she missed it, and turning round, saw a man apparently examining a note near the spot where she thought she had dropped it. She approached him, and said in a polite manner ‘"Excuse me, sir, but I dropped a note just here.
Did you find the one you have in your hand?"’ To the lady's astonishment.
The coarsely applied--‘"You must be a fool."’ and very coolly proceeded to fold it up and place it in his pocket.
The lady appealed to a gentleman standing near, related the circumstances but he, from some cause, proffered no assistance.
She then went on, and fortunately on reaching the next square, met one of the provost guard, who kindly offered to attend to it. We deduce from this circumstance two reflections--First that a man who would thus treat a lady should at once be placed in the army, and made to expiate his offence at the cannon a mouth, and second, that Gen Winder
ought to increase the number of the guard, to protect ladies from insult, if for no other reason.