--James T. Leathers
, Lucy Leathers
, Sarah McKinney
and Caroline Lehman
were arraigned before the Mayor
yesterday, on the complaint of Peter Blackburn
, John W. Beveridge
and John Clash, residents of Brooke Avenue, who charge the parties with using vulgar, obscene and indecent language, to the disgust of people having occasion to pass their respective domicils.
The evidence exhibited the party in an unamiable attitude as good and law-abiding citizens.
The ‘"muss"’ that brought forth the accusation was between Sarah McKinney
(aided by old Mrs. Leathers
) and Caroline Lehman
, in which language was used not fit for ears polite.
Old Leathers — a well-tanned specimen of the article — was also around, while the women folks had rocks, sticks of wood, and collies of strong expletives to back their judgments with.
He told the Mayor
he came here from Orange county
, and ‘"came to do better."’ The Mayor
told him it was the worst place in the world he could pitch on for any such encouraging task.
The old man replied with more truth than poetry, ‘"I believe so myself."’ It appeared that there were several other persons, equally as obnoxious to decency, who lived with the Leathers
Orders were given the police to arrest them, as the house complained of was the scene of disorders innumerable.--The Mayor
said the father of the family was too old to be put to work, but that he should take measures to send the parties from Orange
On promise of amendment, Caroline Lehman
The females of the Leathers
family (including Sarah McKinney
, who had an infant,) were sent to jail to await preparations for removal, while old Leathers
was allowed temporary liberty to dispose to his worldly effects and bid farewell to his neighbors.