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The Daily Dispatch: December 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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d at the Mayor's Court, accompanied by his counsel, M. Johnson, Esq., to answer a charge of keeping and exhibiting a game called faro-bank. There was no point of special interest in the testimony, except on occasional difference of opinion between the Mayor and Mr. Johnson touching the rules and regulations of gambling houses; and the developments in regard to the unceremonious scampering of amateur sportsmen when the Philistines suddenly appeared in their midst — A good many new packs of "Sam Hart's squared linen playing cards," some sweat cloths, and other playthings were exhibited in Court as the plunder of the expedition. The Mayor, after hearing the testimony, remanded Copeland to be indicted under the gaming law, and admitted him to bail in the sum of $1,000 for his appearance on the 2d Monday in February. The summary sentence of burning was passed upon the gaming tools seized by the officers. Wm. Selden, free negro, was arraigned to answer the charge of keeping the door