Right of property.
was arraigned before the Mayor
yesterday to answer the charge of assaulting and beating Mrs. Elizabeth Backman
on the day before.
The lady exhibited to the Court
a handful of hair which she said the prisoner had pulled from her head, and showed sundry bruises about her face that he had ungallantly inflicted.
The cause of the trouble was that Mrs. Backman
occupied a house in which she had erected a temporary partition before Mc N. purchased the premises, and that she now wishes to remove the partition, (she still being the tenant,) to which McN. objects, but which she has a clear right to do. The Mayor
to ball for his good behavior, and discharged the lady, for whom a warrant had also been procured after she had been beaten.
The right of property must be settled by another tribunal, the duties of the Mayor
being entirely confined to criminal causes and to violations of the city ordinances, which he is required to enforce.