LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
Sie, — There is scarcely a class of people more deserving of sympathy and assistance in the multafarious duties they are colled upon to perform than the police^— that isr when they perform their duties in an up right, fearless manner, tempered with dis cretion. I regret to say that last evening I
was witness to a little proceeding which did not tend to raise at least some of the City "Moriarities" in the estimation of their fellow citizens. It occurred to an unfortu- nate husband and wife who have on more than one occasion lately been brought before the City Bench. It appears the twain were up the town, and the hus- band having to do a little business left her for a few minutes, returning, however, to find his spouse under arrest. As generally happens on such occassions they were fol- lowed to the station by a crowd. Arrived at the station the arresting constable laid an information against the woman for "being drunk in S. George's Terrace." The husband, who is an invalid and cripple, having to carry a stick to assist him in
walking, attempted to explain matters, but, in doing so, was very unceremoniously caught by the neck and shoulders and thrust from out the building before the admiring gaze of some half-dozen spectators by the fellow who arrested his wife, who told him in, I suppose, official language, that "if he did'nt sling his hook, he'd have to 'go in' too, and not to interfere with him in the execution of his duty!" The unfor-
tunate man remonstrated with the con- stable by whom he was so severely handled, with the result that 'Moriarity' No. 2 — a beardless youth who, it appears bossed the Constabulary establishment for the time being — peremptorily ordered the indignant; husband away, telling him to call again on the morrow.
JNOW, oil, to conuiuutj ui.uju.j', j. luiaii* jlu high time that the City station is left both day and night in charge of a sergeant or corporal, or, at all events, a senior constable — one who 'would be presont and when arrests are made would be competent to ase some discretion and put a stop to a little of the exuberance manifested by the presumptuous youths who, when donned in the ?' blue,' foolishly imagine they are
empowered and have a license to practise every species of indignity tipon the unfor tunates who come within their reach. — Yours, SPECTATOR. Pdrth, May 22. ?