Trial of Skill.
--On Saturday last William Flatt and Wm. J. Somerville
were called before the Mayor
to answer the charge of being engaged in a fight on Friday afternoon. Officer Crone
, who arrested the parties, testified that they had met in the Valley
, near Carrington's mill, where they stripped to the buff, and were putting in from their shoulders when he saw them.
In walking a few hundred yards to get to the parties, he saw Flatt knocked down four times, and Somerville
's mourning pœpers showed that he had not escaped unpunished.
The parties stated that they were merely taking a friendly set to, neither of them being in ill humor; but the Mayor
informed them that such amusements were not tolerated in this community, and he should therefore hold each to bail for their good behavior, and require them to answer before the grand jury for their offence.