Threatening to burn.
--Mrs. Frances C. Jones
and Misses Letitia
, her daughters, were before the Mayor
yesterday, to answer the charge of threatening to burn, break and destroy the property of Mrs. J. M. Quarties
, on the 12th inst. Mrs. Jones
, it seems, rented a room of Mrs. Quaries
, but the joint tenantry proving unpleasant, has been notified to leave the premises.
For some reason unexplained, Mrs
, Q. had the gas stopped in Mrs.
J's room, which so much exasperated her, that she threatened to "burn, break and destroy," if necessary to have a light.
Mr. W. H. Macfarland
appeared as the counsel of the accused parties.
In years gone by he had known Mrs. Jones
--and knew her then to be an intelligent and respectable lady.
he had known her husband as a minister of the Gospel, and as a chaplain to the army, in which position he died; and he was quite sure, and would undertake for Mrs. Jones
and her daughters, that they would immediately leave Mrs. Quarles
, for Mrs. Quarles
, desired nothing but peace and quiet, and on the assurance of Mr. Macfarland
that Mrs. Jones
would move at one had the warrant dismissed.