Mr. Editor: - Can you inform a law abiding public, by what authority oiir pólice refuse to put the city and state lans in force, without being backed up by the common council ? The lawg and ordinances areplain, and they have swoin to see that they are faithf ully obeyed and in fui-i, they are liable to arrest lor net doing bo. Lust Saturday night a large howling mob tilled up the sidewalk oa Washington street, and quiet citizens, even ladies, had to get out into the rnuddy stieet to get past thein. Did our pólice refuse to disperse that lawless crowd, because they were waiting for the council to do it? If Eo, the pólice force might better be abolished at once, as the city would be just as well protected without thetn.