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Charge of exhibiting faro. --Messrs. Davis, Pleasants and others of the City Police, yesterday effected the arrest of Henry Hungerford on the charge of keeping and exhibiting, at the tenement No. 149 Main street, the same of faro. James Bennett, E. L. Israel, John Abbott. C. H. Wilson, and J. A. Williams were also arrested at the same time, charged with being in the bank with Hungerford. After being carried to the cage, all of the parties gave ball to appear before the Mayor this mornin on the charge of keeping and exhibiting, at the tenement No. 149 Main street, the same of faro. James Bennett, E. L. Israel, John Abbott. C. H. Wilson, and J. A. Williams were also arrested at the same time, charged with being in the bank with Hungerford. After being carried to the cage, all of the parties gave ball to appear before the Mayor this morning, save Williams. The police seized during the raid a few chips and a table, said to have been used when the "tiger" was being exhibited.
ight last officers Seal and Jenkins, of the day police, and Lieuts. Baptist and Cousins, of the night watch, effected an entrance into a gaming house kept by Henry Hungerford and Benjamin Degrote, and besides capturing the parties seized a faro table, one silver dealing box, a large number of checks, some few paces of cards, and $n readiness for customers who might enter. Besides the white men, four servants were arrested for being employed in the house and all were lodged in the cage. Hungerford and Degrote gave bail in $1,000 each to appear before the Mayor at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. When the case was called by His Honor, Hungerford appearedHungerford appeared, but Degrote failing to answer the examination was continued till Saturday next. Under a late law persons convicted of playing faro bank or a like game are liable to receive thirty-nine stripes, and to fine and imprisonment. What the evidence will bring forth, remains to be seen. The gaming implements captured will be conf
Two knights of the "chips" and "cards," named Henry Hungerford and Benjamin Degrote, who, it is alleged are tter he ran up to the third story back room, where Hungerford, Degrote, and one or two other gentlemen were. More he reached the apartment in which they were. Hungerford was standing in the floor when we entered, as als officers of the law. Subsequently I expressed to Hungerford my surprise that he should still continue the occccepted him about running away from us. Upon that Hungerford remarked, "Mr. Seal, he was only obeying my orderthe key to it he proceeded to break it open, when Hungerford said that it was hard to ruin the box in that maneen the game played there; had frequently noticed Hungerford there, but was positive that he had never seen hi deal.--Upon a suggestion from General Marshall, (Hungerford's counsel,) that the chips exhibited in Court migver till Friday next, the 15th inst., recognizing Hungerford to appear in the sum of $3,000 ball, which he rea
Postponed. --The case of Henry Hungerford, charged with keeping a faro bank in violation of the laws of the laws of the Commonwealth, and whose examination had been on a further occasion adjourned over to yesterday morning, was again postponed till Tuesday next. The Mayor postponed giving his decision till to day in the case of Anne Dean, a mulatto woman, charged with interrupting Miss Anne Thompson, a white woman, in the street a few days since.
Unlawful Gaming. --The charge against Henry Hungerford, of keeping a gambling house in this city and exhibiting the game of faro therein, was again taken up before His Honor yesterday. Several witnesses were examined, all of whom concurred in the testimony that they had seen the game of faro played in the house designated in the warrant as kept by Hungerford, but that they had never seen him deal himself. As late as December last gambling of that description was going on there. Further ty and exhibiting the game of faro therein, was again taken up before His Honor yesterday. Several witnesses were examined, all of whom concurred in the testimony that they had seen the game of faro played in the house designated in the warrant as kept by Hungerford, but that they had never seen him deal himself. As late as December last gambling of that description was going on there. Further examination into the case was postponed till Friday, owing to the absence of an important witness.
Mayor's Court. --The Mayor had but few cause before him yesterday morning, and but little time was occupied in the disposition of them. We give the following summary: The examination of Henry Hungerford, charged with exhibiting the game of faro in this city, was again continued. The difficulty in the way of a float disposition of this case, as far as the Mayor is concerned, has been in witnesses, and the police were yesterday directed by His Honor to secure the attendance of three who had been summoned at any hazard. John Read, whose arrest on Thursday, for having a horse in his possession supposed to have been stolen, we noticed in our last is she, was arraigned yesterday for examination; but the prosecution not being prepared to go on with the case, it was postponed till to-day. The examination into the charge against Wm. McKenzie, of stealing one mule, valued at $500 a saddle, worth $100, and one horse collar, valued at $12, from Stanghter M. Williamson, was p
Mrs. Roy, a boarder at the above-named hotel. Richard and Washington, slaves, were ordered twenty-five lashes for stealing Government iron. A negro named William Hudson, was ordered twenty-five lashes for stealing whiskey. Two negroes, named Charles and Thomas, were discharged after undergoing examinations for trivial offences. The case which has been pending before the Mayor for some time, against Benjamin Bolton, charged with receiving five bottles of wine, the property of N. Tinsley Pate, knowing it to have been stolen, was sent on to the Grand Jury of the Hustings Court for indictment. Another postponement was made of the examination of Henry Hungerford, arrested some time since on the charge of keeping a faro bank, in violation of law. The difficulty in this case is in obtaining the attendance of an important witness for the Commonwealth, a young man who, it is said, has lost recently about thirty thousand dollars by frequent encounters with "ye tiger."
--Some few weeks back a gambling establishment on Main street, between 11th and 12th, was forcibly entered by the police of this city, and a lot of faro tables, chips, cues, cards, "c., found therein taken possession of. At the same time Henry Hungerford and a man named Degroot, the reputed proprietors of said establishment, were taken in custody and hold to bail by a magistrate for appearance before the Mayor. Since that time the affair has been called up every two or three days, but a thorough examination has been postponed from time to time in consequence of failure to find an important witness. Hungerford has appeared promptly whenever summoned to do so, but Degroot, against whom it is said the testimony is positive, has never been heard of since the night on which the raid was committed and the parties arraigned and bailed for their appearance before the Mayor. His Honor becoming wearied with the frequent postponements which he had heretofore been compelled to make, yesterd
ds of iron belonging to the Confederate States, knowing the same to have been stolen, was called; but from good cause shown the Court continued the case till the next term. The Court postponed the examination of testimony in the case of Henry Hungerford for keeping a faro bank till the next term, and Hungerford was recognized to appear in the sum of $5,000. On the charge of larceny preferred against Benjamin Delorme, the jury brought in a verdict of guilty, when the prisoner was sentenHungerford was recognized to appear in the sum of $5,000. On the charge of larceny preferred against Benjamin Delorme, the jury brought in a verdict of guilty, when the prisoner was sentenced to confinement for six months in the city jail, and that he be employed for eight hours of each day in the chain gang. On motion of the Commonwealth's Attorney a nolle prosequi was entered in the case of Walter Tate, charged with being concerned in the lottery business. Augustus Rupert, indicted for larceny, was examined and discharged. No indictments were returned against Belia McCarthy, James Hampton, John Hogan, and William O'Brien, and they were discharged. A license
Hustings Court. --This Court disposed of the following cases yesterday: A nolle prosequi was entered in the case of Charles Johnson and Jas. C. Ryan, charged with robbing Bryant Bass of $400 in gold and $400 in silver, it appearing that Bass could not be found. Ann Deane, a free negro, charged with using insolent language to Annie Thompson, was acquitted, it being announced that Thompson had left the State of Virginia. In the five cases against R. D. P. Read for exhibiting faro nolle prosequi were entered. The cases of Henry Hungerford and Benjamin Degroot, charged with exhibiting faro, were continued till the next term of the Court.
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