Commencing Christmas in advance.
--A white woman, named Frances Smith
, who was brought into the lower station-house on Wednesday evening in a perfectly helpless condition, was arraigned before Mayor Saunders
yesterday for drunkenness.
She admitted that she had taken a dram, but was not intoxicated.
She made a piteous appeal for a release, stating that she would never be brought before him again if excused this time.
admonished and dismissed her.
J. B. Vaughan
, a small man with grey hair and a moustache dyed jet black, was charged with having been drunk in the street.
It appeared that he was found by Major Claiborne
leaning against a lamp post, and was subsequently arrested.
In consideration of the fact that this was his first appearance, the Mayor
discharged him, with a warning against a repetition of his offence.
R. W. Starke
was also charged with getting drunk and laying down to take a nap in the streets.
He is a man apparently of about forty years; genteelly dressed, but very muddy.
admonished and discharged him.