OLD ABE HUNG IN EFFIGY IN THE METROPOLIS.
No little excitement was created at the foot of Perry street yesterday morning by the effigy of Lincoln hanging from the masthead of the sloop Motto, Captain Skipworth. Quite a crowd soon collected on the wharf, which the police tried in vain to disperse. Finally Sergeant Davourney went on board the Motto, and in an authoritative manner ordered the figure to be lowered. Captain Skipworth refused to comply with the request, on the ground that the police had no business to interfere in such matters. Davourney thereupon called several policemen to his assistance, and rushing upon the audacious captain carried him off to the Police Court. The case came up before Justice Connolly, and eventually ended in the release of the skipper on his promise to lower the effigy. The police followed the captain down to the wharf, in order to see that he fulfilled his promise, and soon afterwards had the satisfaction of bearing off the obnoxious image.