An Infuriated woman.
--A white woman, named Fannie Taylor
, was brought before His Honor yesterday morning on the charge of being drunk and disorderly in the street.
, who arrested her, testified that, about five o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the accused was found on 17th street, in the neighborhood of Victor's mill, in a very drunken state, and that she was using language of an obscene and profane character.
Upon admonishing her in regard to her conduct she turned on him, and for some time he was in doubt as to "who was the best man of the two. " Finding the contest between them rather exhausting to himself, he was compelled to call in assistance, and, with the aid of citizens, she was at last gotten to the cage and securely fastened up.
Fannie desired the Mayor
to listen to her version of the affair, which, with his usual gallantry to the sex, he assented to. She had been up all Tuesday night, and feeling badly afterwards had resorted to the whiskey bottle to "put her all right again." Not having taken anything for sometime before, it had flown to her head and made her as "a little merry." As to being guilty of the excessive impropriety alleged against her, "that was a lie." indignation fell and shown by her when accepted by an officer brought forth from him the rudest kind of treatment.
He had choked her, beat her over the head, and entirely stripped her of her clothing.--She hoped the Mayor
would allow her to go this time, and she would assure him it would be the last time any complaint would be made against her.
His Honor recognized Fannie as a woman of worthless habits, and declined to set her at liberty.
She had been before him several times and had already served some time in the city jail.
There she must go again, unless she could furnish security for her good behavior for twelve months. In the course of the proceedings His Honor very property admonished his officers that undue violence was not to be exercised in the performance of their duty, especially when the subject was a woman.
From the appearance of this woman she had been roughly treated, and in future such conduct could not be overlooked.
It was asserted that the marks on her face, neck and hand had ensued from her helpless condition and several falls which she had. Fannie was committed to prison for twelve months.